(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

The question is to derive the surface area of a cone.

2. Relevant equations

slant= square root ( r^2 + h^2)

surface area= int int [square root(fx^2 + fy^2 +1) da]

surface area of cone side= pi *r(r^2+h^2)

3d cone formula: z= h/r(squareroot x^2+y^2)

3. The attempt at a solution

by looking at the structure I know that it is the area of the base (circle) + the area of the slant/side, but when I solve for the surface area using double integrals I'm stuck w/ squareroot 2 in the formula. How can I cancel that out?

i calculated fx as hx/rsqareroot(x^2+y^2)

and fy as hy/rsquareroot(x^2+y^2)

i plugged that into the formula for surface area and got: int int [h/r squareroot(2)] r dr d@

it feels like it isn't right and I don't know how to cancel the sqareroot(2) during integration. Can someone hint me in the right direction?

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# Homework Help: Surface area of a cone problem

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