Base Area

My Definition

Key Characteristics

The following are true of the base area:

- It is designated by an italic capital “
*B*” in formulas. - It refers to the area of one of the bases of a solid figure.
- It can be used to determine the volume of solid figures.

Example

This is a rectangular prism.

The base area, *B*, is shaded. The dimensions of the rectangular base are 6 units and 5 units.

Non-example

Rectangle

The base, *b*, of the rectangle is six units.

TEKS: 5(4)(G), 5(6)(A), 5(6)(B), 6(8)(C), 6(8)(D), 7(9)(A), 8(6)(A)