Cuboid and cube: Surface Area
Posted by
Ravi Kumar at Monday, February 16, 2009
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cube and cuboid:
Consider the fallowing objects: a brick, a box of matches, a die, a text book, a room in the house. They have a common shape, though their sizes are different. The geometrical name that we give to each of these objects is the cuboid.
It has six rectangular faces. There are in all 12 edges of the cuboid. A cuboid has 8 corners called vertices.
The total area of all the six faces of a cuboid is called the total surface area of the cuboid.
Let l,b, and h, be the length, the breadth and the height of a cuboid,
then the lateral surface area= 2h(l+b)
The total surface area
=(the lateral surface area)+(area of ABCD)+(area of EFGH)
=2h(l+b)+lb+lb
=2lh+2bh+2lb
=2(lb+bh+hl)