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The history of the Surface Area formula

Archimedes
The Greek mathematician Archimedes discovered that the surface area of a sphere is the same as the lateral surface area of a cylinder having the same radius as the sphere and a height the length of the diameter of the sphere. The lateral surface area of the cylinder is 2πrh where h=2r .

How to use the Surface Area formula

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