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# What dimension needs to be more precise in calculating the volume of a cylinder?

Updated: 4/28/2022 Wiki User

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An error in measuring the radius (or diameter) of the cylinder has a greater effect on the accuracy of the volume calculation than an error in measuring the cylinder's length, since the volume is proportional to the square of the radius. Wiki User

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