A sphere is the set of all points, in three-dimensional space, which are equidistant from a point. The radius has one endpoint on the sphere and the other endpoint at the center of that sphere. The diameter of a sphere must contain the center and touch two points of the sphere. The largest circular cross-section in a sphere is a great … Continue reading Sphere

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# Cone

A cone is a solid with a circular base and sides that taper up towards a vertex. A cone is generated from rotating a right triangle, around one leg. A cone has a slant height. Surface area Surface area is a two-dimensional measurement that is the total area of all surfaces that bound a solid. The basic unit of … Continue reading Cone

# Cylinder

A cylinder is a three-dimensional shape with a pair of parallel and congruent circular ends, called bases. Cylinders can be right or oblique. The side of a right cylinder is perpendicular to its circular bases. A cylinder has a single curved side that forms a rectangle when laid out flat. Surface area of a cylinder The area of … Continue reading Cylinder

# Pyramid

A pyramid is a three dimensional shape made up of a base and triangular faces that meet up at the vertex, V, which is also called the apex of the pyramid. Surface area of a pyramid The surface area is composed by two parts: the area of the base and the lateral area. Area … Continue reading Pyramid