# Cone

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Cone is a three-dimensional figure that has one circular base and one vertex (apex).

An **oblique cone ** is a cone with an apex that is not aligned above the center of the base.

A **right cone** is a cone in which the apex is aligned directly above the center of the base. The base need not be a circle here.

The volume of both right cone and oblique cone is , where is a surface area of cone base.

When the base of a right cone is a circle, it is called a **right circular cone**.

Such a cone is characterized by the radius of the base and the cone's altitude, that is, the distance from the vertex to the center of the base. So the volume of a circular cone is

The slant height of such a cone is the length of a straight line drawn from any point on the cone's perimeter to the vertex.

If the radius of the base is R and the altitude of the cone is H, then the slant height is

Now we can calculate total surface area of a right circular cone:

A **frustum of cone** is a truncated cone in which the plane cutting off the apex is parallel to the base.

Volume of a right circular cone frustum is

Surface area of a right circular cone frustum is

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