Geometry: 1,001 Practice Problems For Dummies (+ Free Online Practice)
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Many formulas are associated with the study of three-dimensional shapes in geometry. Here, you find formulas for calculating the volume, surface area, and lateral area of cylinders, cones, spheres, pyramids, cube, and rectangular prisms.


  • The lateral area of a cylinder equals

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  • The lateral area equals

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Square pyramids

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Rectangular prisms

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Allen Ma and Amber Kuang are math teachers at John F. Kennedy High School in Bellmore, New York. Allen, who has taught geometry for 20 years, is the math team coach and a former honors math research coordinator. Amber has taught all levels of mathematics, from algebra to calculus, for the past 14 years.

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