Measurement
UK Secondary (7-11)
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Surface Area of Complex Composite Solids

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The figure shows a cylinder of radius $4$4cm, and its height is double the radius. On the top and bottom of the cylinder are cones with radii and height both also equal to $4$4.

a

How can we calculate the Surface Area of this complex composite solid?

  1. Break the solid in to more familiar solids (e.g. a cylinder and two cones).
  2. Draw a net of each solid.
    • Only include faces which are on the surface of the composite solid.
  3. Calculate the area of each net
  4. Add up the area of all the nets.
A
  1. Break the solid in to more familiar solids (e.g. a cylinder and two cones).
  2. Draw a net of each solid.
    • Include all faces on each solid.
  3. Calculate the area of each net
  4. Add up the area of all the nets.
B
  1. Break the solid in to more familiar solids (e.g. a cylinder and two cones).
  2. Calculate the volume of each solid.
  3. Add up the volume of all the solids.
C
  1. Break the solid in to more familiar solids (e.g. a cylinder and two cones).
  2. Draw a net of each solid.
    • Only include faces which are on the surface of the composite solid.
  3. Calculate the area of each net
  4. Add up the area of all the nets.
A
  1. Break the solid in to more familiar solids (e.g. a cylinder and two cones).
  2. Draw a net of each solid.
    • Include all faces on each solid.
  3. Calculate the area of each net
  4. Add up the area of all the nets.
B
  1. Break the solid in to more familiar solids (e.g. a cylinder and two cones).
  2. Calculate the volume of each solid.
  3. Add up the volume of all the solids.
C
b

Which option below shows the solid broken in to its nets? (Measurements are rounded to one decimal place where appropriate.)

A

B

C

D

A

B

C

D
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