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Secondary III • 5mo.

Is this correct? I don't know how to do it.



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    Team Alloprof • 5mo.

    Hello NaiveGiganotosaurus556,

    Please come back with more details of the problem or a better drawing, because it is unclear. From the looks of it, you have a hexagonal pyramid attached to a prism that is sitting on a circle. Shouldn't it be a hexagon?

    The lateral area of a pyramid is given by

    $$A_L = \dfrac{P_b \times a}{2} $$


    $$\begin{align}A_L&=\text{Lateral area}\\P_b&=\text{Base perimeter}\\a &= \text{Pyramid apothem}\end{align}$$

    The lateral area of a prism is calculated with

    $$ A_L = P_b \times h $$


    $$ \begin{align} A_L&=\text{Lateral area} \\ P_b &= \text{Perimeter of a base}\\ h\ &= \text{Prism height}\end{align} $$

    If the base is a hexagon, it is the same as the base of the hexagonal pyramid.

    $$ \begin{align} A_b &=A_{\text{regular polygons}}\\&= \dfrac{s \times a\times n}{2}\\ \end{align} $$

    If it is a circle, then you are right to use πr², but be careful because there is only one not two.

    Do not hesitate if you have more questions!

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