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Posted by **Mary** on Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 12:01pm.

I came up with 96 sq units

Is this correct???

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**Jai**, Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 12:12pmrecall surface area and volume of cube is given by

SA = 6*s^2

V = s^3

where

s = length of a side

the volume becomes 1/8 of original so V' = 8 cubic units. thus,

8 = s^3

s = cuberoot(8)

s = 2 (new length)

the surface area of a cube of this length is

SA = 6*(2^2)

SA = 24 sq units (surface area of each cube)

now if there is a certain figure/shape given in the problem (for instance, the cubes are on top of each other, etc.) that we need to see and analyze (because it would really depend on the figure), the answer will not be equal to 24 sq units~

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**Mary**, Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 12:18pm3 of the cubes are stacked

My choices were 48 sq ubits .

336 square units

96 square units

384 square units

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**Jai**, Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 12:28pmif three cubes are stacked, the other three are stacked too, and they are put together, the figure i see is a rectangular prism of lengths 6, 4 and 2.

getting the SA of a rectangular prism,

SA = 2LW + 2LH + 2WH

SA = 2(6*4) + 2(6*2) + 2(4*2)

SA = 48 + 24 + 16

SA = 88 sq units.

now, if the figure i imagine is wrong, here's what you can do:

since you already know the new length of one cube, the area of one face is equal to 2x2 = 4 sq unit. now, count all the faces (of each cube that is EXPOSED) in the figure given, and multiply it by 4. you'll get the SA.

hope this helps~ :)

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