Posted by **aleasha** on Sunday, January 23, 2011 at 2:58pm.

i know the formula of a rectangles surface area is SA= 2(lw)+(wh)+(lh), but when the dimensions are : 2a for the height, a for the width, and 3a for the length, how do i solve?

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**MathMate**, Sunday, January 23, 2011 at 3:02pm
Put l=3a, w=a, h=2a

into your formula to get

S = 2(lw+wh+lh)

= 2(3a*a + a*2a + 3a*2a)

= 2(11a²)

= 22a²

Check my work.

Bote: The parentheses in your formula have been misplaced. The correct form is:

S=2(lw+wh+lh)

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