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  • 5 years ago

What is the difference between lateral surface area and total surface area? If there are different formulas for each, please list them.

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  1. anonymous
    • 5 years ago
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    The lateral surface area is the area of all sides excluding the area of the base. For a cone, it would be all the area excluding the circular base; for a cylinder, the area between the two circular bases; etc.

  2. anonymous
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    Total surface area's pretty straightforward.

  3. anonymous
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    ok i understand that now, do you just add up the sides of them or multiply them,

  4. anonymous
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    It depends on your shape..

  5. anonymous
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    what about for prsims, cones,, triangles, and cubes, squares is there a diff

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    Lateral area is simply the area of all the faces except the base faces. There is really nothing more you can say; you'd have to make a specific formula for each case.

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    ok i understand that now Its all guud!!!!!!!!!!1

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