1.1 Surface Area of Common Shapes

Note: remember that area is measured in units squared (m^2, cm^2, etc.).

Surface Area of Spheres

  • The surface area of a sphere is found using:

A=4 \pi r^{2}

Where r is the radius of the sphere.


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We wish to find the surface area of the above sphere. We do this by first identifying the values we need, in this case we have a radius of 10mm. Now, we substitute this value into our formula to find the surface area:

A=4 \pi r^{2}=4 \pi 10^{2}=1256.64 \mathrm{~mm}^{2}

Surface Area of Cylinders

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