# What is the formula for the surface area of a cylinder?

What is the formula for the surface area of a cylinder?

          %color(brown)(T S A = 2pi r (r + h)%                                    <h4 class=answerHeader>Explanation:</h4>                                      <img alt=http://www. mathwarehouse. com/solid-geometry/cylinder/formula-area-of-cylinder. php src=https://useruploads. socratic. org/11giIOQ6QGmRmtGGy4rb_cylinder%20surface%20area. png></img> <mathjax>%Lateral Surface Area of a cylinder  L S A = 2 pi r h%</mathjax><mathjax></mathjax><mathjax>%Total Surface Area of cylinder  T S A =  2 * A + L S A%</mathjax><mathjax>%T S A = 2 pi r^2 + 2 pi r h%</mathjax><mathjax>%color(brown)(T S A = 2pi r (r + h)%</mathjax>