Surface area is total area on the surface of a three-dimensional shape. To find the surface area of a cuboid which has 6 rectangular faces, add the areas of all 6 faces. Or, you can label the length (l), width (w), and height (h) of the cuboid and use the formula: surface area (SA)=2lw+2lh+2hw.
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- what is a cuboid and why use a cereal box.(1 vote)
- Palomo’s reply was confusing. A cuboid is basically a box. A cereal box is a good example of a cuboid.(35 votes)
- why do they make it so hard 😢(11 votes)
- It means that you are learning something which takes time to tackle. It doesn't happen in a day or even in a few.(5 votes)
- how do you get the surface area?(4 votes)
- The surface area of the rectangular prism(or cube)
P=perimeter of the base(you can choose any two parallel sides for the base)
h=height between 2 bases
2B=area of bases times 2(10 votes)
- what if all i get for length is fractions?(1 vote)
totallyok! You just have to find the numbers you can multiply most easily in a specific order.(8 votes)
- does SIDE and FACE means the same things? that is surface area?(1 vote)
- the SIDE and the FACE are the same things in usual context.
One SIDE of a square is going to be equal to all the other SIDES of a square. A side is a face.(9 votes)
- how do you find the surface area of a triangular prism?(3 votes)
- Is there a more simpler formula to find the surface area of a cubiod? I don't understand the meaning of SA=2lw+2lh+2hw, my teacher told me a different formula to figure out the surface area of a cuboid but I forgot it.(2 votes)
- If you imagine looking at a cuboid from any side you want to call the cuboid’s front, it’ll have five other sides. The 2hw part means that you’ll take the height times the width of the cuboid in relation to where you choose to look at it and then multiply that by two, since the cuboid has both a back and a front. The 2lh part (length x height) covers the cuboid’s two sides. The 2lw part (length x width) calculates the cuboid’s top and bottom. Basically, that formula’s an already shortened version of calculating the surface area of any cuboid by taking the surface area of all six sides, because by definition parallel sides of a cuboid will have the same area. The only other equation I can find is SA= 2(lw+lh+hw), but it’s the same thing that’s had the factor of two set outside the parentheses. They mean the same thing. I prefer seeing it that way, but I’m finishing precalculus, so if you’re not used to factoring I’d avoid using it. The other form still makes sense even if you’re not great at algebra once you picture it.
If you’re still confused, let me know and I’ll see what I can do to explain better!(3 votes)
- So, if I was to calculate the area of cuboid and the volume, would it be close in value? 600 is the volume of that box and 580 is the area, but are these two values always proportional?(2 votes)
- No, they have no relation. The area of the cuboid isn't proportional to the volume. If the proportions of the sides are given, yes, but as a general rule, they aren't.(3 votes)
- [Voiceover] Let's see if we can figure out the surface area of this cereal box. And there's a couple of ways to tackle it. The first way is, well let's figure out the surface area of the sides that we can see, and then think about what the surface area of the sides that we can't see are and how they might relate, and then add them all together. So let's do that. So the front of the box is 20 centimeters tall and 10 centimeters wide. It's a rectangle, so to figure out its area we can just multiply 20 centimeters times 10 centimeters, and that's going to give us 200 centimeters. 200 centimeters, or 200 square centimeters, I should say. 200 square centimeters, that's the area of the front. And let me write it right over here as well, 200. Now we also know there's another side that has the exact same area as the front of the box, and that's the back of the box. And so let's write another 200 square centimeters for the back of the box. Now let's figure out the area of the top of the box. The top of the box, we see the box is three centimeters deep so this right over here is three centimeters. It's three centimeters deep and it's 10 centimeters wide. We see the box is 10 centimeters wide. So the top of the box is gonna be three centimeters times 10 centimeters, which is 30 square centimeters of area. So that's the top of the box, 30 square centimeters. Well, the bottom of the box is gonna have the exact same area, we just can't see it right now, so that's gonna be another 30. Then we have two more sides, cuz this box has six sides, We have this side panel that is 20 centimeters tall, we see that the height of the box is 20 centimeters and three centimeters deep. So three times 20, let me write that a little bit neater. Three times 20, that's 20 centimeters right there. Three centimeters times 20 centimeters is going to give us 60 square centimeters. Now that's this side panel, but there's another side panel that has the exact same area that's on the other side of the box, so it's 60 centimeters squared for this side, and then another 60 for the corresponding side opposite to it that we can't see. And now we can just add up all of these together. And so we get zero, this is going to be carry the one, or regroup the one, it's a 100, and then we have 500. So we get 580 square centimeters is the surface area of this box.