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You can read posting **Sarin learns Perimeter, Area and Volume in school(Math Concept) **to learn the concept of perimeter and area.

Read also the posting on **Sarin learns Shapes and Solids in school (Math Concept)** to know about shapes.

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**Upper primary school mathematics question UPQ405**

Sarin used 10 identical 2-cm cubes to form the solid figure as shown below. He then painted the whole solid figure to green. If a tin of green paint can paint 8cm^{2} of surface, how many tins of paint does he need to paint the surface of the solid figure?

Solution:

The number of 2-cm suface in the figure = 6 + 5 + 5 + 6 + 6 + 6 = 34

The area of 1 2-cm surface = 2 × 2 = 4cm^{2}

A tin of green paint can 8cm^{2}

The number of surface can paint using a tin of paint = 8 ÷ 4 = 2

The total number of paint required for the solid figure = 34 ÷ 2 = 17 tins