Definition of Cone

  • Cone is a three-dimensional figure that has one circular base and one vertex.

More about Cone

  • Right Cone: A right cone is a cone in which the vertex is aligned directly above the center of the base. The base need not be a circle here.
  • Right Circular Cone: When the base of a right cone is a circle, it is called a right circular cone. In a right circular cone, each point on the circle is equidistant from the vertex of the cone.

  • Oblique Cone: When the vertex of a cone is not aligned directly above the center of its base, it is called an oblique cone.

Solved Example on Cone

Find the base area of a cone of height 5 units and base radius 2 units.
A. 5
B. 2
C. 4
D. 12.57
Correct Answer: D
Step 1: The base radius is 2 units.
Step 2: So, the area of the base is π × 2 × 2 = 12.57 sq units.

Related Terms for Cone

  • Circle
  • Vertex
  • Base
  • Right Cone
  • Oblique Cone
  • Right Circular Cone
  • Height
  • Three-dimensional Figure