2Units for volume are cubic units: m3, ft3, cm3, etc. The amount of space a figure occupies.Units for volume are cubic units: m3, ft3, cm3, etc.
3Surface Area The total area of all the surfaces of a figure. Surface area formulas come from adding up the areas of each surface, using the usual area formulas to calculate (imagine unfolding a box).Units for surface area are square units: m2, ft2, cm2, etc.
6ExampleWhat are the volume and surface area of a rectangular prism with a length of 6 inches, width of 4 inches, and height of 10 inches?
7CubeThe cube is just a special case of the box where l=w=h. Since all the sides have equal length, you’ll sometimes see it given as x or s.That means you’re really using the same formulas, but they’ve been modified to reflect that change.
8ExampleA cube has a volume of 64 cubic inches. What is the length of each side, and what is the surface area of the cube?
9CylinderVolume:Notice the formula comes from the area of the circular base, times the height.
10Cylinder Surface Area: The surface area formula comes from the idea of peeling the label off a can – the circumference of the circle becomes the top edge of the label.
11CylinderThat plus the top and bottom circle areas gives the total surface area:
12ExampleWhat are the volume and surface area of the cylinder shown to the right?
13Prisms in GeneralThe box and the cylinder are both shapes that stand upright on their base, with the sides perpendicular to the floor.The general name for this type of shape is a right prism, and we can make a general statement about the formula for volume…
14Prisms in GeneralRecall that for the box, V = lwh. Also notice that the area of the base of the box is A = lw. So we can say the volume of a box is given by V=Ah, where A is the area of the base.For the cylinder, we saw V=πr2h. But the area of the circular base is A = π r2. So the volume of a cylinder could be given as V=Ah, where A is the area of the base.
15Prisms in GeneralThat turns out to be the general rule – the volume of any right prism can be calculated from V=Ah, as long as we can calculate the area of the base.
16ExampleWhat would the formula be for the volume of a prism with a triangular base, as shown to the right?
18Pyramid (Square Base) Surface area: Again, surface area comes from picking apart the figure and finding the area of each surface.e is called “slant height” and is the height of the triangle that forms the side of the pyramid
22ConeSurface area:As with the pyramid, e is the slant height or edge height, and its formula comes from the Pythagorean Theorem
23ExampleWhat are the volume and surface area of a cone with the dimensions shown in the figure?
24Pyramid (General Base) We can make the same observation and generalization about pyramids (and a cone is just a pyramid with a circular base) that we did about cylinders: if we know the area A of the base of the pyramid, the volume can be calculated from