# A cylinder is placed on V.P on its base and the section plane

A cylinder is placed on V.P on its base and the section plane is parallel to H.P cutting the solid into two equal parts the top view of the 1st part of cylinder will be _________

A. rectangle of width equal to half of diameter of cylinder

B. rectangle of width equal to diameter of cylinder

C. circle of diameter equal to that of cylinder

D. semicircle with diameter equal to that of cylinder

I got this question in an interview for job.

My question is from Sections of Cylinders in portion Section of Solids of Engineering Drawing

The correct answer is B. rectangle of width equal to diameter of cylinder

The best I can explain: Given the cylinder is placed on V.P on its base and the section plane is parallel to H.P cutting the solid into two equal parts. In this case the side view, front view shows the section plane as line cutting the cylinder into 2 halves and show rectangle and semicircle but top view shows the rectangle of width equal to diameter of the cylinder.