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## Why do you need to multiply by 6 when calculating surface area?

Calculating the Surface Area of a Cube So the surface area definition for a cube is A = 6a² where a stands for the length of a side. This is calculated by multiplying the width a by the length a of the square). There are 6 total surfaces to the cube, so we multiply by 6.

**Do you multiply to find surface area?**

Multiply the length and width, or c and b to find their area. Multiply this measurement by two to account for both sides. Add the three separate measurements together. Because surface area is the total area of all of the faces of an object, the final step is to add all of the individually calculated areas together.

**Why do we need to determine the surface area or calculate the surface area?**

The surface area of a three-dimensional object is the total area of all of its surfaces. Surface area is important to know situations where we want to wrap something, paint something, and eventually while building things to get the best possible design.

### How do you find the surface area of a face?

The area of each face is found by squaring the length of the side. Multiply the area of one face by the number of faces to get the total surface area of the cube.

**How do I calculate surface area?**

Surface area is the sum of the areas of all faces (or surfaces) on a 3D shape. A cuboid has 6 rectangular faces. To find the surface area of a cuboid, add the areas of all 6 faces. We can also label the length (l), width (w), and height (h) of the prism and use the formula, SA=2lw+2lh+2hw, to find the surface area.

**How do I calculate the surface area?**

#### How do you explain surface area?

Surface area is a measurement of all the space that the surface of a three-dimensional shape takes up (with a three-dimensional shape being a shape with height, width, and depth). In other words, surface area is the total of all the areas of each of the sides of an object.

**What does it mean to find surface area?**

The total area of the surface of a three-dimensional object. Example: the surface area of a cube is the area of all 6 faces added together.

Multiply the length and height, or c and a to find the area of one face. Take this measurement and multiply it by two to account for the opposite identical side.

**How is the surface area of a cube equal to its total surface area?**

Since the cube has six faces, therefore, the total surface area of the cube will be equal to sum of all six faces of cube. Since, the surface of the cube is in square shape.

## How to calculate the total surface area ( SA )?

total SA = 2π × 3.5 (3.5 + 5.5) = 197.920 ft 2

**How are the units of surface area measured?**

The units of surface area will be some unit of length squared: in 2, cm 2, m 2, etc. Measure the length, height, and width of each side. All three measurements can vary, so all three need to be taken separately.