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Surface Area of Prisms and Cylinders

Surface Area of Prisms and Cylinders

Author: Christine Glieden

To be able to calculate the surface area of a prism by examining the faces or the area of its net.
To understand the formula for a prism and a cylinder and use this formula in examples

There are words and videos to how to find the surface area of a prism and a cylinder.

Picture:, July 19th 2010

Larson, Ron; Boswell, Laurie; Stiff, Lee; "Geometry" 2001

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Surface Area of a Rectangular Prism

This video explains how to get the formula for finding the surface area of a congruent prism.

Triangular Prism Surface Area

Surface Area of Cylinders

How the equation for surface area works for cylinders.