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Finding a Formula for the Surface Area of a Cone.

Finding a Formula for the Surface Area of a Cone.

Author: Graham Pardun
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This lesson explains how to write a formula for the surface area of a cone.

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Deriving a Formula for the Surface Area of a Cone

In this lesson, we'll take a cone, slice it, squash it, dissect it, Mathceratops it, and figure out a formula for its surface area! Next time your friends ask you what the formula for the surface area of a cone means, and where it comes from, you'll be able to show them!