# Imagine you have two sets of 8 blocks, each measuring 1 cm along each edge. You arrange one set into a large cube, 2 blocks × 2 bl

Imagine you have two sets of 8 blocks, each measuring 1 cm along each edge. You arrange one set into a large cube, 2 blocks × 2 blocks × 2 blocks. You arrange the other set into a straight beam, 1 block × 8 blocks. Compared with the beam, the large cube has.

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1. Compared with the beam, the large cube has the same volume but a smaller surface area.

### What is a rectangle?

It is defined as two-dimensional geometry in which the angle between the adjacent sides is 90 degrees. It is a type of quadrilateral. The area occupied by the rectangle in two-dimensional planner geometry.
The area of a rectangle can be calculated using the following formula:
Rectangle area = length x width
Given that, there are two sets of eight blocks, each with an edge measurement of 1 cm. Two blocks are placed on top of two other blocks to form a big cube. You assemble the second set into a 1-by-8-block straight beam.
Since the volume is the same.
The surface area of a cube,
=6a²
=6(2)²
=6×4
=24 cm²
The surface area of a beam,
=1 × 8
=8 cm²
Thus, compared with the beam, the large cube has the same volume but a smaller surface area.