#### Answer

= 360 $\pi$ $cm^{2}$ $\approx$ 1131 $cm^{2}$

#### Work Step by Step

Lateral area = 2 $\times$ $\pi$ $\times$ r $\times$ h
Lateral area = 2 $\times$ $\pi$ $\times$ 12 cm $\times$ 15 cm
Lateral area = 360 $\pi$ $cm^{2}$ $\approx$ 1131 $cm^{2}$