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Lateral Surface Area: Definition & Formula

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What is the surface area and the lateral surface area of a cube with side length 7cm?

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1. How many bases does the following pyramid have?

2. Imagine you have a soup can that you want to create a label for. The label will wrap around the entire can. You need to know the area of this label, and you notice that this label will be the same area as the lateral surface area of the can. As shown in the image, the height of the can is 100cm and the radius of the can is 30 cm. Find the area you want your label to be. Round to two decimal places.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Review the lateral surface area of different shapes with this quiz. This quiz also includes problems related to lateral surface area that you will need to solve.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will need to be able answer questions about the lateral surface area of these shapes:

  • Cubes
  • Cylinders
  • Spheres
  • Rectangles

Skills Practiced

Ancillary benefits of this quiz include practice with these abilities:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on lateral surface area
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the bases of pyramids
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve lateral surface area practice problems

Additional Learning

If you're ready to keep learning about lateral surface area, you will find more information in the lesson entitled Lateral Surface Area: Definition & Formula. Specific information that's covered by this lesson includes:

  • The difference between surface area and lateral surface area
  • Bases of various three-dimensional shapes
  • Equations for determining lateral surface area
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