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SAT Subject Test

The diameter and height of a right circular cylinder are equal. If the volume of the cylinder is , what is the height of the cylinder?

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To determine the height of the cylinder, first express the diameter of the cylinder in terms of the height, and then express the height in terms of the volume of the cylinder.

The volume of a right circular cylinder is given by , where is the radius of the circular base of the cylinder and is the height of the cylinder. Since the diameter and height are equal, . Thus . Substitute the expression for in the volume formula to eliminate : . Solving for gives . Since the volume of the cylinder is , the height of the cylinder is .

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