Comparing Surface Area & Volume

Surface Area of Six Sides

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Surface Area of Six Sides

Suppose that you added a top and bottom to each prism.

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

Hint:

  • What type of figure (shape) forms the top of the prism? What type of figure forms the bottom of the prism?
  • How can you find the area of these figures?