Algebra: A Combined Approach (4th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321726391
ISBN 13: 978-0-32172-639-1

Chapter 5 - Section 5.1 - Exponents - Exercise Set: 124

Answer

To find the amount of material needed to cover a cube-shaped ottoman, you need to used the formula for surface area.

Work Step by Step

You need to use the formula for surface area because you are just covering an object with a material. If you were to use the formula for volume, you would end up with a cube made of the material.
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