# Basic Math Examples

Step 1
The surface area of a cylinder is equal to the sum of the areas of the bases each having an area of , plus the area of the side. The area of the side is equal to the area of a rectangle with length (the circumference of the base) times the height.
Step 2
Substitute the values of the radius and height into the formula. Pi is approximately equal to .
Step 3
Simplify each term.
Multiply by by adding the exponents.
Move .
Multiply by .
Raise to the power of .
Use the power rule to combine exponents.