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CIV wrote:

You can not simply derive measurements such as height, width, and depth for a complicated shape such as a human body or car with more data. Even if you had this data, its extremely difficult to do. If your object was simple such as a cube, cylinder, or triangle and had more data,... we could calculate this a lot easier.

Not knowing any more than just the SA of say a box,... we can derive dimensions for say a box but there are infinitely many dimensions. This means the box can be of any shape or even size. If you give us the SA, L, and W, we can calculate the depth for example. If you only give the SA and L, that would mean the width and depth would be infinite.

I understand. A program I use only gave me those measurements from a irregular object, the program must be getting the information some how, some way, that is what I want to know ?

We both can agree that the program is not spitting out a random value for the surface area of the object !

bob bundy wrote:

Cover the solid in approximate cm squares and count them:

http://i.imgur.com/vC1eIA8.gif

Bob

I don't understand what you mean ?

What does the surface Area is 395.2722194 Unit^2 represent for a irregular object ?

How is the program giving me the values posted in my first message for a irregular solid ?

bob bundy wrote:

Those would be tricky to work out. There's no easy formula as people and cars have many shapes.

You could estimate by making a square grid and holding it against the surface and counting up squares. Hard to be accurate though.

There are formulas for some solids: sphere, cone, pyramid etc.

Bob

What if you pretended as though the car, or person was contained, I believe as you are saying in a solid shape; as in a cube etc, that would work ?

What if the surface is not a rectangle, but shape, for example, a car, or a human body ?

bob bundy wrote:

http://i.imgur.com/FdGAlYn.gif

Bob

What are you telling me, I'm still puzzled ?

Sorry I don't understand ?

Rectangle !

That is all I know about the object ?

**SuperLynx**- Replies: 22

I have an object which it's surface Area is 395.2722194 Unit^2. I want to break this number down into the height, width and depth of the object is this possible ?

**SuperLynx**- Replies: 2

Could someone tell me how thick .003 thousands of an inch is, I need a visual cue ?

I hope this helps !

I'd like to know how you solve this?

Yes, 2 digits after the decimal.

That is another thread, please keep it separate

Tell me the information you need and why you need it ?

The picture in post 34 is not correct, it's close enough.

gAr wrote:

What did you mean by 'degree' in the first post?

Degree as in it's not completely bent, it's bent to a degree, to a angle !

Agnishom wrote:

Yes,.... that method is called geogebra!!

I understand, once again, if I saw a bent pipe.

And I wanted to know it's length before it was bent, since I don't know the history of this pipe can this be found out without algebra ?