Worksheet: Surface Areas of Rectangular Prism and Cubes

In this worksheet, we will practice calculating surface areas of rectangular prisms and cubes and using this to solve real-life problems.

Q1:

If the perimeter of the base of a cube is 54.4 cm, find its total surface area.

Q2:

What is the surface area of a cube of side 17 centimeters?

Q3:

Find the surface area of a cube of length 11 centimeters.

Q4:

Find the total surface area of a cuboid with length 13 cm, width 3 cm, and height 3 cm.

Q5:

Find the surface area of the rectangular prism shown.

Q6:

Given that a cube has a surface area of 234 ft2, determine the area of one of its faces.

Q7:

What is the total surface area of a cube whose edge length is 7 cm?

  • A196 cm2
  • B49 cm2
  • C294 cm2
  • D147 cm2

Q8:

Which multiple of the area of a single face gives the lateral area of a cube?

Q9:

The lateral area of a cube is the product of the base perimeter and which of the following?

  • Athe volume
  • Bthe length
  • Cthe height
  • Dthe width

Q10:

Which of the following expressions represents the surface area of a cube with side length 𝑤?

  • A 𝑤
  • B 4 𝑤
  • C 6 𝑤
  • D 6 𝑤
  • E 𝑤

Q11:

Which of the following multiplied by 6 gives the surface area of a cube?

  • Athe edge length
  • Bthe area of one face
  • Cthe area of a triangle
  • Dthe perimeter of one face

Q12:

The inner dimensions of a swimming pool are 25.5 m, 14.7 m, and 3.5 m. Determine, to the nearest integer, the number of ceramic tiles needed to cover its floor and walls, given that the tiles are square shaped and have a side length of 30 cm.

Q13:

The surface area of a cube is 1,020 cm2. What is the area of one face of the cube?

  • A255 cm2
  • B170 cm2
  • C85 cm2
  • D340 cm2

Q14:

A rectangular piece of cardboard of length 25 cm and width 14 cm is being made into a box. A square of side length 4 cm is cut out of the cardboard at each corner. The remaining part is folded into an open box. Find the surface area of the open box.

  • A350 cm2
  • B286 cm2
  • C388 cm2
  • D102 cm2

Q15:

A metallic cube with surface area 726 cm2 is melted and reshaped into a cuboid with base 16 cm by 15 cm. Find the surface area of the cuboid to the nearest hundredth, if needed.

Q16:

What is the difference in surface area between a cube with an edge length of 16 inches and a cube with an edge length of 5 inches?

Q17:

What is the surface area of a cube whose total edge length is 36 cm?

  • A9 cm2
  • B18 cm2
  • C36 cm2
  • D54 cm2

Q18:

Given that the sum of the edge lengths of a cube is 91.2 cm, find its lateral surface area and its surface area.

  • Alateral surface area =231.04cm, surface area =288.8cm
  • Blateral surface area =231.04cm, surface area =346.56cm
  • Clateral surface area =364.8cm, surface area =547.2cm
  • Dlateral surface area =60.8cm, surface area =91.2cm
  • Elateral surface area =519.84cm, surface area =779.76cm

Q19:

Find the lateral and total area of the shape below after being folded, and approximate the result to the nearest hundredth.

  • Alateral area=615.04cm, total area=1,906.62cm
  • Blateral area=922.56cm, total area=615.04cm
  • Clateral area=615.04cm, total area=922.56cm
  • Dlateral area=198.4cm, total area=297.6cm

Q20:

Sophia wants to wrap a cube-shaped gift box that has a side length of 20 inches. How much paper does she need?

Q21:

Determine the lateral surface area and the surface area of a cube whose edge length is 3.7 cm.

  • Alateral surface area =54.76cm, surface area=68.45cm
  • Blateral surface area =82.14cm, surface area=54.76cm
  • Clateral surface area =54.76cm, surface area =82.14cm
  • Dlateral surface area =29.6cm, surface area=44.4cm
  • Elateral surface area =59.2cm, surface area=88.8cm

Q22:

An open-topped box has the shape of a cube. If its lateral surface area is 82.3 cm2, what is the surface area of its faces, to the nearest hundredth?

Q23:

Work out the surface area of a cube with a side length of 5 inches.

Q24:

Find the surface area of this shape.

Hint: You can draw the net of the shape to help you.

Q25:

Work out the surface area of the rectangular prism shown.

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