# How To: Find the volue and surface area of a cylinder

This video both shows the viewer how to calculate the volume and surface area of a cylinder. It also explains what these different numbers mean. The volume is the amount of 'matter' that the cylinder can hold. The surface area is literally the area of the cylinders curved face and the two end circles.
The surface area is calculated by calculating the circumference of the circular face. This is then multiplied by the length of the cylinder. The area of the two circles is then added to give he overall value. The volume is calculated by finding the area of the circular face and multiplying this value by the length.

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