Find the total area of a cuboid having a square shaped base and a volume of and a height of cm.
Step 1: Find the area of the cuboid's base.
Use the formula for the volume of a cuboid, and solve for the area of the base .
Step 2: Find the side length of the square base.
Use the formula for the area of a square, and solve for the side length .
Note that we only use the positive value when taking the square root below, because it does not make sense to have a side length with a negative value.
Step 3: Find the lateral area of the cuboid.
Step 4: Find the total area of the cuboid.