3-dimensional shapes have faces, edges and vertices and can be viewed from different points.

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Each of the small cubes in this shape has a volume of 1 cm^{3}. The volume of the cuboid is 12 cm^{3}.

It can be calculated by counting the cubes inside or by multiplying the length, width and height together.

Volume =

The surface area of a cuboid can be calculated by adding together the areas of the six faces. The opposite faces of a cuboid are the same sized rectangles, so find the total area of the three different faces, then double to find the total surface area.

- Question
Find the surface area of a cuboid of length 4 cm, width 2 cm and height 3cm.

The three different faces of the cuboid are labelled A, B and C

Area of A =

Area of B =

Area of C =

The area of the three faces is . The total surface area is therefore .