# Measuring 3D Shapes: Volume and Surface Area Formulas

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### What is the formula for calculating the surface area of a cube?

$6s^2$

### How is the surface area of a cylinder calculated?

$2 ext{π}r(r + l) + 2 ext{π}r^2$

### What is the formula for finding the surface area of a sphere?

$4 ext{π}r^2$

Prism

### If a cylinder has a radius of 5 units and a height of 10 units, what is its surface area?

$200 ext{π}$ square units

### How is the volume of a cylinder calculated?

$Volume = \pi r^2 \times h$

### What is the formula to calculate the volume of a cube?

$Volume = s^3$

### What formula is used to find the volume of a cone?

$Volume = rac{1}{3} \pi r^2 \times h$

### How do you calculate the surface area of a three-dimensional shape?

By adding the area of all faces and bases

### What is the formula for finding the volume of a sphere?

$Volume = 4rac{1}{3} \pi r^3$

Cylinder

## Measuring Shapes in Three Dimensions: Volume and Surface Area

In the world of geometry, the study of three-dimensional shapes, known as mensuration, deals with the quantification of their volume and surface area. These two properties are fundamental to our understanding of the physical properties and behavior of objects around us.

### Volume of 3D Shapes

Volume refers to the amount of space a three-dimensional shape occupies. It's a measure of the object's size in three dimensions. Some common three-dimensional shapes with known volume formulas include:

Cubes and Cube-like Shapes

The volume of a cube can be calculated using the formula:

[ Volume = s^3 ]

where (s) is the side length.

Prisms

For a prism, the volume can be calculated using the formula:

[ Volume = A \times h ]

where (A) is the area of the base and (h) is the height.

Cylinders

The volume of a cylinder is given by the formula:

[ Volume = \pi r^2 \times h ]

where (r) is the radius and (h) is the height.

Cones and Cone-like Shapes

The volume of a cone is calculated using the formula:

[ Volume = \frac{1}{3} \pi r^2 \times h ]

where (r) is the radius of the base and (h) is the height.

Spheres

The volume of a sphere can be calculated using the formula:

[ Volume = \frac{4}{3} \pi r^3 ]

### Surface Area of 3D Shapes

Surface area refers to the total exposed surface of a three-dimensional shape. It can influence the object's properties such as heat transfer, friction, and mass. Here are some common geometric shapes and their surface area formulas:

Cubes and Cube-like Shapes

The surface area of a cube is calculated using the formula:

[ Surface\ Area = 6 \times s^2 ]

where (s) is the side length.

Prisms

For a prism, the surface area can be calculated using the formula:

[ Surface\ Area = 2A + (A_b + A_t) ]

where (A) is the area of the base, (A_b) is the area of the base's bottom face, and (A_t) is the area of the base's top face.

Cylinders

The surface area of a cylinder can be calculated using the formula:

[ Surface\ Area = 2 \pi r(r + l) + 2 \pi r^2 ]

where (r) is the radius and (l) is the length of the cylinder.

Cones and Cone-like Shapes

The surface area of a cone can be calculated using the formula:

[ Surface\ Area = \pi r(r + l) + \pi r^2 ]

where (r) is the radius and (l) is the slant height.

Spheres

The surface area of a sphere can be calculated using the formula:

[ Surface\ Area = 4 \pi r^2 ]

These formulas are essential tools for designers, architects, engineers, and anyone seeking to understand and manipulate the properties of geometric objects in three dimensions. By using these formulas, you can accurately measure and compare the volume and surface area of various shapes in the world around you.

Explore the formulas for calculating the volume and surface area of common three-dimensional shapes like cubes, prisms, cylinders, cones, and spheres. Learn how to quantify these properties fundamental to geometry and physical sciences.

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