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# What is the difference between area and surface area?

###### Wiki User

###### 2010-11-18 02:43:23

Area is the measure of a two-dimensional space enclosed by a

shape, and surface area is the sum of all the areas of the faces of

a three-dimensional solid.

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### What is the difference between curved surface area of hemisphere and total surface area of hemisphere?

Curved surface area of a hemisphere means only the bent part of
it , i.e,the part which looks like half of a sphere.
Total surface area of a hemisphere is the circular top of a
hemisphere + curved surface area of a hemisphere. So the formula
goes like this:
Curved surface area of hemisphere= 2πr2
Total surface area of hemisphere= 2πr2 + πr2
= 3πr2

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### What is the surface area of a rectangular pool with a two height of a 6 and 1 meter and length of 25 and width of 15 meters?

The height makes no difference to the surface area, which is
25*15 = 375 square metres.
The height makes no difference to the surface area, which is 25*15
= 375 square metres.
The height makes no difference to the surface area, which is 25*15
= 375 square metres.
The height makes no difference to the surface area, which is 25*15
= 375 square metres.

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### What is the difference between total surface area and lateral surface area?

total surface area is all of the area. ex. for a square pyramid
it would be the area of the square on the bottom and the four
triangle sides lateral surface area is all the surface area EXCEPT
the base. ex. for a square pyramid it would be the area of the four
sides of the pyramid. the bottom square is NOT included. for a
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