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Consider the 6 inch × 9 inch rectangular cake that is 2 inches deep. If you cover the cake with frosting excluding the bottom, what is the surface area of the cake that will be covered with frosting?

help!!!! i dont understand

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  1. Ms. Sue or anyone else ?

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  2. The top is 9 * 6 = 54 square inches

    Two sides are 2 * 9 = 36 square inches

    Two sides are 2 * 6 = 24 square inches.

    Now add those areas together for the total amount of frosting.

  3. so it would be 114 ?

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  4. Yes, 114 SQUARE INCHES

  5. Okay thank you so much !

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  6. You are very welcome.

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