### Video Transcript

Which of the following is the
plan of the given shape?

In this question, we can see
that we’re given a cuboid or a rectangular prism with the dimensions of two
centimeters, three centimeters, and four centimeters. We’re asked to find the plan of
this shape. We can remember that a plan is
a two-dimensional drawing of a three-dimensional shape when it is viewed from
above. The view from above would mean
looking downwards onto this cuboid; and therefore, the two-dimensional face at
the top of the cuboid would be a rectangle. Importantly, we also know the
dimensions of this rectangle. It would be three centimeters
by four centimeters. Our answer would therefore be
the rectangle given in option (C) of four centimeters by three centimeters.

We can eliminate the other
options. If we look at option (A), it’s
a square of three centimeters by three centimeters, so it’s not option (A). If we look at option (B), it’s
interesting because it actually gives us the side elevation. That’s the two-dimensional
drawing looking from the side view of this three-dimensional shape. But as we were asked for the
plan, it’s not the answer given in option (B). We can eliminate option (D) as
it’s a square of four centimeters by four centimeters. So our answer is that given in
option (C).