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# If the rectangular solid in the illustration above has the same volume

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If the rectangular solid in the illustration below has the same volume as a cube with sides of length a, what is the surface area of the rectangular solid in terms of a?
A.2a^2
B.4a^2
C.7a^2
D.8a^2
E.10a^2

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22 Aug 2018, 21:34
s55day wrote:
If the rectangular solid in the illustration above has the same volume as a cube with sides of length a, what is the surface area of the rectangular solid in terms of a?
A.2a^2
B.4a^2
C.7a^2
D.8a^2
E.10a^2

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22 Aug 2018, 22:06
s55day wrote:
If the rectangular solid in the illustration below has the same volume as a cube with sides of length a, what is the surface area of the rectangular solid in terms of a?
A.2a^2
B.4a^2
C.7a^2
D.8a^2
E.10a^2

Given, Area of cuboid=Area of cube
Or, $$L*W*H=L^3$$
Or, $$a*2a*H=a^3$$
Or, $$H=\frac{a^3}{a*2a}$$
Or, $$H=\frac{a}{2}$$

Surface area of cuboid=$$2(LW+LH+HW)=2(a*2a+a*\frac{a}{2}+\frac{a}{2}*2a)=2*\frac{7a^2}{2}=7a^2$$

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