ISEE Upper Level Math : How to find the surface area of a prism

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Solid Geometry

Find the surface area of a non-cubic prism with the following measurements:

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

The surface area of a non-cubic prism can be determined using the equation:

Example Question #1 : How To Find The Surface Area Of A Prism

Box

The above diagram shows a rectangular solid. The shaded side is a square. In terms of , give the surface area of the box.

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

A square has four sides of equal length, as seen in the diagram below.

Box

All six sides are rectangles, so their areas are equal to the products of their dimensions:

Top, bottom, front, back (four surfaces): 

Left, right (two surfaces): 

The total surface area: 

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