What is the surface area?

Each face of the cube is a square with sides that are 4 centimeters long.

Find the area of one face:

Area |
= side × side
= 4 × 4
= 16 |

The area of each face is 16 square centimeters. There are 6 faces. Multiply:

Surface area |
= 6 × 16
= 96 |

The surface area of the cube is 96 square centimeters.