RD Sharma Solutions Class 9 Chapter 18 consists of various topics which are important from exam perspective. Below are some topics you will be seeing here:

**Surface area: **The surface area of a solid object is a measure of the total area that the surface of the object occupies.

**Volume: **Volume is the quantity of three-dimensional space enclosed by closed surface i.e, the space that a substance or shape occupies or contains. The SI unit of volume is ‘cubic meter’.

**The volume of a cuboid:** A cuboid is a three-dimensional shape, so to find the volume of cuboid we need to know 3 measurements. i.e. Length, Width and Height.

The volume is found using the formula : Volume = Length * Height * Width

**Surface Area of a Cuboid: **The total surface area of a cuboid is the sum of the areas of its six faces.

**Formula : 2 **(**length.width** + **width.length **+ **height.length**)

**Surface Area of a Cube: **The surface area of a cube is the area of the six squares that cover it. **Formula:** 6(Side)^{2}

**Formula for Volume of a cube: **(Side)^{3}

Our RD Sharma Solutions for class 9 are designed according to the syllabus prescribed by the Central Board of Secondary Education and in accordance with the guidelines given by CCE. Here students will find three exercises of Class 9 Maths chapter 18 – Surface Area and Volume of Cuboid and Cube. Click on the below link to access all chapter 18 exercises.

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## Exercise 18.1 Page No: 18.14

**Question 1:** **Find the lateral surface area and total surface area of a cuboid of length 80 cm, breadth 40 cm and height 20 cm.**

**Solution:**

Given, Dimensions of a cuboid:

Length (l) = 80 cm

Breadth (b) = 40 cm

Height (h) = 20 cm

We know that, Total Surface Area = 2[lb + bh + hl]

By substituting the values, we get

= 2[(80)(40)+(40)(20)+(20)(80)]

= 2[3200+800+1600]

= 2[5600]

= 11200

Therefore, Total Surface Area = 11200 cm^{2}

Now,

Lateral Surface Area = 2[l + b]h

= 2[80+40]20

= 40[120]

= 4800

Thus, Lateral Surface Area is 4800 cm^{2}.

**Question 2: Find the lateral surface area and total surface area of a cube of edge 10 cm.**

**Solution:**

Side of a Cube = 10 cm (Given)

Formula for Cube Lateral Surface Area = 4 side^{2}

Cube Lateral Surface Area = 4(10 x 10)

= 400 cm^{2}

Total Surface Area = 6 Side^{2}

= 6(10^{2})

= 600 cm^{2}

**Question 3: Find the ratio of the total surface area and lateral surface area of a cube.**

**Solution:**

Total Surface Area of the Cube (TSA) = 6 Side^{2}

Lateral surface area of the Cube (LSA) = 4 Side^{2}

Now,

Ratio of TSA and LSA = (6 Side^{2})/ (4 Side^{2}) = 3/2 or 3:2.

**Question 4: Mary wants to decorate her Christmas tree. She wants to place the tree on a wooden block covered with colored paper with a picture of Santa Claus on it. She must know the exact quantity of paper to buy for this purpose. If the box has length, breadth, and height as 80 cm, 40 cm and 20 cm respectively. How many square sheets of paper of side 40 cm would she require?**

**Solution:**

The dimensions of the wooden block are:

Length (l) = 80cm

Breadth (b) = 40cm

Height (h) = 20cm

Surface Area of the wooden box = 2[lb + bh + hl]

= 2[(80×40)+(40×20)+(20×80)]

= 2[5600]

= 11200

Surface Area of the wooden box is 11200 cm^{2}

The Area of each sheet of the paper = 40×40 cm^{2 }= 1600 cm^{2}

Now,

The total number of sheets required = (Surface area of the box )/(Area of one sheet of paper)

= 11200/1600

= 7

Therefore, Marry would require 7 sheets. Answer!!

**Question 5: The length, breadth, and height of a room are 5 m, 4 m and 3 m respectively. Find the cost of white washing the walls of the room and the ceiling at the rate of Rs 7.50 m ^{2}.**

**Solution:**

Formula: Total Area to be washed = lb + 2(l + b)h ….(1)

Where, l = length , b = breadth and h = height.

From given:

Length = l = 5 m

Breadth = b = 4 m

Height = h = 3 m

Total area to be white washed = (5×4) + 2(5 + 4)3

(using (1))

= 74

Total area to be white washed is 74 m^{2}

Now, cost of white washing 1 m^{2} is Rs. 7.50 (Given)

Therefore, the cost of white washing 74 m^{2} = (74 x 7.50)

= Rs. 555

**Question 6: Three equal cubes are placed adjacently in a row. Find the ratio of a total surface area of the new cuboid to that of the sum of the surface areas of the three cubes.**

**Solution:**

Let breadth of the cuboid = a

Then, length of the new cuboid = 3a and

Height of the new cuboid = a

Now,

Total surface area of the new cuboid (TSA) = 2(lb+bh+hl)

= 2(3a x a + a x a + a x 3a)

= 14a^{2}

Again,

Total Surface area of three cubes = 3 x (6 side^{2} )

= 3 x 6a^{2}

= 18a^{2}

Therefore, ratio of a total surface area of the new cuboid to that of the sum of the surface areas of the three cubes = 14a^{2}/18a^{2} = 7/9 or 7:9

Therefore, required ratio is 7:9. Answer.

**Question 7: A 4 cm cube is cut into 1 cm cubes. Calculate the total surface area of all the small cubes.**

**Solution:**

Edge of the cube = 4 cm (Given)

Volume of the cube = Side^{3} = 4^{3} = 64

Volume of the cube is 64cm^{3}

Again,

Edge of the cube = 1 cm^{3}

So, Total number of small cubes = 64cm^{3}/1cm^{3} = 64

And, total surface area of all the cubes = 64 x 6 x 1 = 384 cm^{2}

**Question 8: The length of a hall is 18 m and the width 12 m. The sum of the areas of the floor and the flat roof is equal to the sum of the areas of the four walls. Find the height of the hall.**

**Solution:**

Dimensions of the hall are:

Length = 18m

Width = 12m

From statement:

Area of the floor and the flat roof = Sum of the areas of four walls …(1)

Using respective formulas and given values, we have

Area of the floor and the flat roof = 2lb = 2 x 18 x 12 = 432 sq/ft …(2)

Sum of the areas of four walls = (2 x 18h + 2 x 12h)sq/ft …(3)

Using equation (2) and (3) in (1), we get

432 = 2 x 18h + 2x12h

18h + 12h = 216

or h = 7.2

Therefore, height of the hall is 7.2 m.

**Question 9: Hameed has built a cubical water tank with lid for his house, with each other edge 1.5 m long. He gets the outer surface of the tank excluding the base, covered with square tiles of side 25 cm. Find how much he would spend for the tiles if the cost of tiles is Rs 360 per dozen.**

**Solution:**

Edge of the cubical tank = 1.5m or 150 cm

Surface area of the cubical tank (5 faces) = 5 x Area of one Face

= 5 x (150 x 150) cm^{2 } …….(1)

Find area of each square tile:

Side of tile = 25 cm (given)

Area of one tile = 25 x 25 cm^{2} …….(2)

Now,

Number of tiles required = (Surface Area of Tank ) / (Area of each Tile)

= (5×150×150) / 25×25

= 180

Find cost of tiles:

Cost of 1 dozen tiles, i.e., cost of 12 tiles = Rs. 360

Therefore, cost of one tile = Rs.360/12 = Rs.30

So, the cost of 180 tiles = 180 x 30 = Rs. 5400

**Question 10: Each edge of a cube is increased by 50%. Find the percentage increase in the surface area of the cube.**

**Solution:**

Let ‘a’ be the edge of a cube.

Surface area of the cube having edge ‘a’ = 6a^{2} …..(1)

As given, a new edge after increasing existing edge by 50%, we get

The new edge = a + 50 a /100

= 3a/2

Surface area of the cube having edge ‘3a/2’ = 6 x (3a/2)^{2 }= (27/2) a^{2 } ……(2)

Subtract equation (1) from (2) to find the increase in the Surface Area:

Increase in the Surface Area = (27/2) a^{2 } – 6a^{2}

= (15/2)a^{2}

Now,

Percentage increase in the surface area = ( (15/2)a^{2} / 6a^{2} ) x 100

= 15/12 x 100

= 125%

Therefore, percentage increase in the surface area of a cube is 125.

## Exercise 18.2 Page No: 18.29

**Question 1: **A cuboidal water tank is 6 m long, 5 m wide and 4.5 m deep. How many liters of water can it hold?

**Solution:**

Dimensions of a cuboidal water tank:

Length = l = 6m

Breadth = b = 5m

Height = h = 4.5m

We know, Volume of the cuboidal water tank = lbh

By substituting the values, we get

Volume = 6×5×4.5

= 135

Therefore, Volume of the cuboidal water tank is 135 m^{3}

Convert into liters:

We know; 1 m^{3} = 1000 liters

So, 135m^{3} = (135×1000)liters

= 135000 liters

Hence, the tank can hold 1,35,000 liters of water.

**Question 2: A cuboidal vessel is 10 m long and 8 m wide. How high must it be made to hold 380 cubic meters of a liquid?**

**Solution:**

Dimensions of a cuboidal vessel:

Length = l = 10 m

Breadth = b = 8 m

Volume of the vessel = 380 m^{3} (given)

Let ‘h’ be the height of the cuboidal vessel.

We know, Volume of cuboidal vessel = lbh

lbh = 380 m^{3}

or 10×8×h = 380

or h = (380)/(10×8)

or h = 4.75

Therefore, height of the vessel should be 4.75 m.

**Question 3: Find the cost of digging a cuboidal pit 8 m long, 6 m broad and 3 m deep at the rate of Rs 30 per m ^{3}.**

**Solution:**

Dimensions of a cuboidal pit:

Length = l = 8 m

Breadth = b = 6 m

Depth or height = h = 3 m

We know, Volume of the Cuboidal pit = lbh

= 8×6×3

= 144

Volume of the Cuboidal pit is 144 m^{3 }

Now, find the cost:

Cost of digging 1 m^{3} = Rs. 30 (Given)

Cost of digging 144 m^{3} = 144 x 30 = Rs. 4320

**Question 4: If V is the volume of a cuboid of dimensions a, b, c and S is its surface area, then prove that**

** **

**Solution:**

Dimensions of a cube are:

Length = l = a

Breadth = b = b

Height = h = c

We know, Volume of the cube (V) = lbh

= a×b×c

Or V = abc ….(1)

Again,

Surface area of the cube (S) = 2 (lb+bh+hl)

or S = 2 (ab+bc+ca) ……(2)

Now,

Hence Proved.

**Question 5: The areas of three adjacent faces of a cuboid are x, y and z. If the volume is V, Prove that V ^{2} = xyz.**

**Solution:**

Let a, b and c be the length, breadth, and height of the cuboid.

Then, x = ab, y = bc and z = ca

[Since areas of three adjacent faces of a cuboid are x, y and z (Given)]And xyz = ab × bc × ca = (abc)^{2} ……(1)

We know, Volume of a cuboid ( V ) = abc …..(2)

From equation (1) and (2), we have

V^{2} = xyz

Hence proved.

**Question 6: If the areas of three adjacent face of a cuboid are 8 cm ^{2} , 18 cm^{2} and 25 cm^{2}. Find the volume of the cuboid.**

**Solution:**

Let x, y, z denote the areas of three adjacent faces of a cuboid, then,

x = l×b = 8 cm^{2}

y = b×h = 18 cm^{2}

z = l×h = 25 cm^{2}

Where l = length of a cuboid, b = breadth of a cuboid and h = height of a cuboid

xyz = 8 × 18 × 25 = 3600 ….(1)

Volume of cuboid (V) = lbh

From above results, we can write,

xyz = lb×bh×lh = (lbh)^{2} = V^{2} . …..(2)

Form equation (1) and (2), We get

V^{2} = 3600

or V = 60

Thus, Volume of the cuboid is 60 cm^{3 }

**Question 7: The breadth of a room is twice its height, one half of its length and the volume of the room is 512 cu.dm. Find its dimensions.**

**Solution: **

Let, l, b and h are the length, breadth and height of the room.

As per given statement,

b = 2h and b = l/2

⇒ l/2 = 2h

or l = 4h

Now, we have l = 4h and b = 2h

We know, Volume of the room = lbh

Volume of the room = 512dm^{3} (given)

So, 4h×2h×h=512

or h^{3}=64

or h=4

Therefore, Length of the room (l) = 4h = 4×4 = 16 dm

Breadth of the room (b) = 2h = 2×4 = 8 dm

And Height of the room (h) = 4 dm.

**Question 8: A river 3 m deep and 40 m wide is flowing at the rate of 2 km per hour. How much water will fall into the sea in a minute?**

**Solution:**

Water flow of a river = 2 km per hour = (2000/60) m/min or (100/3 )m/min

[we know: 1 km = 1000 m and 1 hour = 60 mins]Depth of the river (h) = 3m

Width of the river (b) = 40m

Volume of the water flowing in 1 min = 100/3 × 40 × 3 = 4000 m^{3}

Or 4000 m^{3} = 4000000 litres

Therefore, in 1 minute 4000000 litres of water will fall in the sea.

**Question 9: Water in a canal 30 dm wide and 12 dm deep, is flowing with a velocity of 100 km every hour. What much area will it irrigate in 30 minutes if 8 cm of standing water is desired?**

**Solution:**

Water in the canal forms a cuboid of Width (b) and Height (h).

b = 30dm = 3m and h = 12dm = 1.2m

Here, Cuboid length = distance travelled in 30 min with a speed of 100 km per hour.

Therefore, Length of the cuboid (l) = 100 × 30/60 = 50000 metres

Volume of water used for irrigation = lbh = 5000×3×1.2 m^{3}

Water accumulated in the field forms a cuboid of base area equal to the area of the field and height = 8/100 metres (Given)

Therefore, Area of field × 8/100 = 50000 × 3 × 1.2

Area of field = (50000 × 3 × 1.2) × 100/8

= 2250000

Thus, area of field is 2250000 m^{2} . Answer!!

**Question 10: Three metal cubes with edges 6cm, 8cm, 10cm respectively are melted together and formed into a single cube. Find the volume, surface area and diagonal of the new cube.**

**Solution:**

Let us consider, ‘x’ be the length of each edge of the new cube.

Volume of cube = x^{3}

⇒ x^{3 }= (6^{3} + 8^{3} + 10^{3})cm^{3 }

or x^{3 }= 1728

or x=12

Volume of the new cube = x^{3} = 1728 cm^{3}

Surface area of the new cube = 6(side)^{2} = 6(12)^{2} = 864 cm^{2}

And, diagonal of the newly formed cube = √3a = 12√3 cm

**Question 11: Two cubes, each of volume 512 cm ^{3} are joined end to end. Find the surface area of the resulting cuboid.**

**Solution:**

Let ‘a’ be the side of a cube.

Volume of the cube = 512cm^{3 }(Given)

We know volume cube = (side)^{3}

⇒ a^3 = 512

or a = 8

Each side of a cube is 8 cm.

Now,

Dimensions of the new cuboid formed are:

Length (l) = 8+8 = 16 cm,

Breadth (b) = 8 cm and

Height (h) = 8 cm

Surface area = 2(lb+bh+hl)

= 2 (16×8+8×8+16×8)

= 640 cm^{2}

Therefore, Surface area of a cube is 640 cm^{2}.

**Question 12: Half cubic meter of gold-sheet is extended by hammering so as to cover an area of 1 hectare. Find the thickness of the gold-sheet.**

**Solution:**

Volume of gold-sheet = 1/2 m^{3} or 0.5 m^{3} (Given)

Area of the gold-sheet = 1 hectare i.e. 10000 m^{2}

Thickness of gold sheet = (Volume of solid)/(Area of gold sheet)

= 0.5 m^{3}/10000 m^{2}

= m/20000

Or Thickness of gold sheet = 1/200 cm

[1 m = 100 cm]Therefore, thickness of the silver sheet is 1/200 cm. Answer!!

**Question 13: A metal cube of edge 12 cm is melted and formed into three smaller cubes. If the edges of the two smaller cubes are 6 cm and 8 cm, find the edge of the third smaller cube.**

**Solution:**

From the given statement, we have

Volume of the large cube = v1 + v2 + v3

Let the edge of the third cube be ‘x’ cm

12^{3} = 6^{3 }+ 8^{3 }+ x^{3}

^{3}]

1728 = 216 + 512 + x^{3}

or 1000 = x^{3}

or x = 10

Therefore, length of the third side is 10 cm.

## Exercise VSAQs Page No: 18.35

**Question 1: If two cubes each of side 6 cm are joined face to face, then find the volume of the resulting cuboid.**

**Solution:**

Side of two equal cubes = 6 cm (Given)

When we join, two cubes face to face formed a cuboid.

Dimensions of a cuboid are:

Length = 6 cm + 6 cm = 12 cm

Breadth = 6 cm

Height = 6 cm

Therefore, volume of cuboid = lbh = 12 × 6 × 6 = 432 cm^{3}

**Question 2: Three cubes of metal whose edges are in the ratio 3 : 4 : 5 are melted down into a single cube whose diagonal is 12√3 cm. Find the edges of three cubes.**

**Solution:**

Given:

Ratio of edge of 3 cubes = 3 : 4 : 5

Let edges are = 3x, 4x and 5x

Diagonal of new cube formed = 12√3 cm (given)

Volume of new cube = Volume of figure obtained after combining three cubes = (3x)^{3} + (4x)^{ 3} + (5x)^{ 3}

= 216 x^{3} …(1)

New diagonal of a cube = √3a = 12√3

or a = 12

So, side of new cube is 12 cm.

Volume of cube with side 12 cm = (12)^3 …(2)

From equation (1) and (2), we have

(12)^3 = 216 x^{3}

Therefore, measure of edges are :

3x = 3×2 = 6 cm

4x = 4×2 = 8cm

5x = 5×2 = 10 cm

**Question 3: If the perimeter of each face of a cube is 32 cm, find its lateral surface area. Note that four faces which meet the base of a cube are called its lateral faces.**

**Solution: **

Perimeter of each face of a cube = 32 cm (given)

Let ‘a’ be the edge of a cube.

We know, Perimeter of each face of a cube = 4a

⇒ 4a = 32

or a = 8

Side of a cube is 8 cm.

Now,

Lateral surface area of cube = 4a^{2} = 4×8^{2} = 256 cm^{2}.

## RD Sharma Solutions For Class 9 Maths Chapter 18 Exercises:

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## RD Sharma Solutions for Chapter 18 Surface Area and Volume of Cuboid and Cube

In this chapter students will study important concepts listed below:

- Volume of a Cuboid
- Volume of a Cube