What is the Relationship Between the Surface Areas of Similar Solids?

What is the Relationship Between the Surface Areas of Similar Solids?

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If you have similar solids, there's a ratio that relates their surface areas. This tutorial uses similar prisms to help you find the ratio rule of the surface areas of any similar solids!

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corresponding linear measurements

Background Tutorials

Apply the formulas for the total and lateral surface area of three-dimensional figures, including prisms, pyramids, cones, cylinders, spheres, and composite figures, to solve problems using appropriate units of measure

The lateral area of a three-dimensional solid is the area of all the lateral faces. In this tutorial, you'll see how to use the dimensions of a rectangular prism to find the lateral area. Take a look!