# The outer surfaces of a box are covered with gold foil, except the bottom. The box measure 6 in. long, 4 in. wide, and 3 in. high. How much gold foil was used?

##### 1 Answer

Jan 31, 2016

First calculate the surface area of the entire figure. You can then subtract the bottom.

#### Explanation:

S.A =

S.A =

S.A = 84 inche

84 square inches of gold foil was used to cover the box.

**Practice exercises:**

- The following prism is a package of Toblerone chocolates. Assuming that the logo Toblerone is etched on
#1/8# of the total surface area, find the surface area that the logo covers, rounded to the nearest hundredth

Good luck!