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# Amount of region occupied by a solid is called its surface area. Is the given statement true

**Solution : **

The statement is False.

The amount of region occupied or enclosed by a solid is referred to as its Volume and not surface area.

**✦Try This: **State whether the given statements are True(T) or false(F).

(a) The area occupied by the cube of side ‘s’ is 6s²

(b) The lateral surface area of the a cube with side ‘s’ is 4s²

(c) The total surface area of a cylinder is 2πrh

(a) __The statement is False__ because the statement has no meaning. One refers to a volume of a solid object like a cube and not the area! The correct statement would be the “ total surface area of the cube of side ‘s’ is 6s²”

(b) __The statement is True.__

A cube has a total of six surfaces. One on top and other at the bottom. The surfaces on the sides are referred to as the lateral surfaces and these are 4 in number and the area of these surfaces is 4s²

(c) The statement is False.

It is the lateral surface area of a cylinder which is equal to 2πrh and not total surface area. The total surface area of the cylinder with radius r and height h is 2π(r + h).

**☛ Also Check: **NCERT Solutions for Class 8 Maths Chapter 11

**NCERT Exemplar Class 8 Maths Chapter 11 Sample Problem 6**

## Amount of region occupied by a solid is called its surface area. Is the given statement true

**Summary**

“Amount of region occupied by a solid is called its surface area” is a false statement

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