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Surface Area of Simple Composite Solids

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Laura is building a storage chest in the shape of a rectangular prism. The chest will be $55$55 cm long, $41$41 cm deep, and $39$39 cm high.

What will the surface area of the chest be?

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This is the design for a marquee (tent). The roof of the marquee has a height of $3$3 metres. The material for the marquee costs $\$44$$44 per m2.

We wish to find the surface area of the given solid.

Find the surface area of the figure shown.



Deduce and use formulae to find the perimeters and areas of polygons and the volumes of prisms

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