Posted by peter on Sunday, January 9, 2011 at 4:44am.
The rectangle ABCD is rotated about the side AB. Find the volume of the solid defined by this rotation.
AB = DC = 4cm
AD = CB = 2cm

geometry  peter, Sunday, January 9, 2011 at 5:01am
The real problem is that I do not comprehend the question.
The part I'm really stumbling over is the "rotated about the side AB". I have no idea what that means..
I have another question that is quite similar...so if anyone can explain, it would be greatly appreciated.

geometry  drwls, Sunday, January 9, 2011 at 6:20am
What you get when you perform the indicated rotation of the rectangle about side AB is a cylinder with radius = 2 cm and length h = 4 cm. The line AB is the axis of the cylinder.
The volume is
V = pi*r^2*h = 16*pi cm^3
Do the calculation.

geometry  peter, Sunday, January 9, 2011 at 11:21am
I've got it!
Thank you very much for your help!
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