# C program to find the surface area of a cube

### Write a C program to find the surface area of a cube :

In this example, we will learn how to find the *surface area of a cube.* A cube has *6 surfaces* and the length of its edges are equal length. So, the total surface area is *6 * Surface area of one surface*. Surface area of one surface is *edge * edge*. So, the complete surface area of the cube is *(6 * edge * edge)*. Using C program, we can write it as below :

### C program :

#include #include //4 float calculateArea(float edge){ return 6 * pow(edge , 2); } int main(){ //1 float edge; float area; //2 printf("Enter the length of edge of the cube : "); scanf("%f",&edge); //3 area = calculateArea(edge); //5 printf("Surface area of the cube is = %f ",area); }

### Explanation :

*The commented numbers above denotes the steps numbers below .*

1. Create two *floating variables* to store the value of length of a edge and area : *edge and area*.

2. Get the length of the edge from the user and save it in variable *edge*.

3. Calculate the area and save it in variable *area*.

4. Function *calculateArea(float edge)* is used to calculate the surface area of the cube. The calculated *area* is a floating value.

5. Finally, print out the area of the cube.

### Sample Output :

Enter the length of edge of the cube : 3 Surface area of the cube is = 54.000000 Enter the length of edge of the cube : 2.5 Surface area of the cube is = 37.500000 Enter the length of edge of the cube : 14.6 Surface area of the cube is = 1278.960083

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