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Unformatted text preview: meters , say, then surface areas are measured in square meters , and volumes are measured in cubic meters . For example, if the radius r of a sphere is measured in meters , then the volume formula V = 4 3 r 3 does, in fact, yield a volume in cubic meters . This analysis prevents us from accidentally switching this formula with the formula for surface area. Note 1 (Box) The volume equals the rectangular base area times the height . The surface area is the sum of the areas of the six sides. Think of the walls, floor, and ceiling of a room....
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