2.6 Solid Geometric Figures

  • Rectangular Solid • Cylinder • Prism • Cone • Pyramid • Sphere • Frustum

We now review the formulas for the volume surface area of some basic solid geometric figures. Just as area is a measure of the surface of a plane geometric figure, volume is a measure of the space occupied by a solid geometric figure.

One of the most common solid figures is the rectangular solid. This figure has six sides (faces), opposite sides are rectangles. All intersecting sides are perpendicular to each other. The bases of the rectangular solid are the top bottom faces. A cube is a rectangular solid with all six faces being equal squares.

A right circular cylinder is generated by rotating a rectangle about one of its sides. Each base ...

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