# G17h – Surface area of cylinders, spheres, and cones

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## Formulas

$$\text{Surface area of sphere }=4 \pi r^{2} \text{, where }r \text{ is the radius }$$$$\text{of the sphere.}$$
• AQA, Edexcel, and OCR will provide this formula in the exam in any relevant questions.
$$\text{Curved surface area of a cone }= \pi rl \text{, where }r \text{ is the}$$ $$\text{radius and }l \text{ is the slant height of the cone.}$$
• AQA, Edexcel, and OCR will provide this formula in the exam in any relevant questions.
$$\text{Curved surface area of cylinder }=2 \pi rh \text{, where }r \text{ is}$$$$\text{ the radius and }h \text{ is the height of the cylinder.}$$
• You need to learn this formula – or at least understand where it comes from.

# Surface area of cylinders, spheres, and cones

Teacher resources

• Slides in PPTX (with click-to-reveal answers)
• Slides in PDF (one slide per page, suitable for importing into IWB software)
• Worksheet (with space for student work)
• Handout (slides with exercises only; 4 per page for reduced printing)