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Lateral Area of a Cone

Lateral Area of a Cone

Author: Graham Pardun

This lesson will present how to find the lateral area of a cone.

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How to Calculate the Lateral Area of a Cone

Here's what the "lateral area" of a cone is, how to calculate it, and how to figure out the "slant height" of a cone, if you're only given its height and radius!