& Cone Frustum Calculator
A right circular cone is a geometric solid formed by all lines drawn from a circular base and terminating at a common point called the vertex, which is located above the center of the circular base. A perpendicular line drawn from the vertex to the center of the base is called the height of the cone. The formula for finding circular area has already been discussed on this site as well as the Pythagorean Theorem which can be used to calculate slant height.
A frustum (sometimes incorrectly spelled frustrum) of a right circular cone is that part of a right circular cone between the base of the cone and a plane which intersects the cone parallel to the base. There are formulas for frustums, but if you think about it, the calculations can be done by extending the frustum height to a vertex and then subtracting the "upper" cone's values from the complete (or extended) cone yielding the values for the frustum. If we call 'Radius A' R_{a} 'Radius B' R_{b}and the frustum height h_{f} then the "upper cone height" h_{u} is found by: and the height of the extended cone is (h_{u} + h_{f}). From there you can calculate the volumes and areas of each cone and subtract the upper cone values from the extended cone to find the frustum values. For those who'd still like to see the frustum formulas, here they are:
Yes you could use these formulas for cone calculations. However, as you know, here at "1728", there's always a calculator to do the work for you.
