Over the years, Excel makes several types of mathematical problems simpler, among them calculating column volume in geometry. While putting numbers into a calculator can calculate the volume of a column, Excel can provide to enter multiple dimensions for the geometry and can calculate each of the volumes at a glance. In this article, you will learn to calculate column volume in Excel in 3 quick steps.
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Steps to Calculate Column Volume in Excel
📌 Step 1: Set Column Dimensions
Let’s first introduce our dataset. There are 3 columns that contain Radius, Height, and Volume in m, m, and m3 units respectively. 6 samples of columns of different dimensions are taken.
📌 Step 2: Apply Formula to Calculate Column Volume
Generic Formula for Column Volume
- The PI function returns the value of π (3.14159265358979), accurate to 15 digits,
- r is the radius of the column,
- h is the height of the column.
- Now, we will apply this formula to our dataset. To do this, select cell D5, and type the following formula. Press ENTER.
- Now, drag the Fill Handle to the remaining cells as shown in the following image.
Finally, here are the calculated column volumes of all the column samples.
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📌 Step 3: Customize the Results in a Proper Format
At this stage, you can customize your result in a proper format. For this-
- You need to select all the calculated volumes, then go to the Home tab >> Number group >> Format Cells icon. A Format Cells dialog box will appear.
- Now, under the Number the section, select Number from the Category list.
- Then, in the Decimal places box, choose or type the number to which decimal places you want your column volumes to be. In this example, we choose 3 decimal places.
Finally, here are the formatted computed column volumes.
In this tutorial, I have discussed 3 quick steps to calculate column volume in Excel. I hope you found this article helpful. You can visit our website ExcelDemy to learn more Excel-related content. Please, drop comments, suggestions, or queries if you have any in the comment section below.