Comparing Surface Area & Volume

Surface Area of Four Sides

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Surface Area of Four Sides

Think about the four faces (sides) of the two paper prisms.

  • Is the total surface area of these four faces the same or different for the two prisms?
  • If it is different, which prism has the greater surface area?

Hint:

  • What did you start with to form each prism?
  • What is the area of each piece of paper? Have these areas changed?