posted by Swati .
An edge of a cube is increased by 10%. Find the percent by which the surface area o fa cube has increased?
let each side be x units
surface area = 6x^2
new edge = 1.1x
new surface area = 6(1.1x)^2 = 7.26x^2
increase = 1.26x^2
percentage increase = 1.26x^2/(6x^2) = 1.26/6 = .21
we could have just looked at one of the 6 faces for the same result.