Welcome to the Math Salamanders' Geometry Formula Sheet area.
Here you will find a range of different Geometry formulas for 2d and 3d shapes.
All the Math sheets in this section follow the Elementary Math Benchmarks.
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Angles in a triangle

Angles in a triangle add up to 180° a + b + c = 180° 
Angles on a straight line

Angles on a straight line add up to 180° a + b = 180° 
Angles around a point

Angles around a point add up to 360° a + b + c + d + e = 360° 
Angles in a triangle  add up to 180°  
Area of a triangle

Area of a triangle = ½ x b x h or ½ bh where b is the length of the base of the triangle and h is the perpendicular height. 

Pythagoras' Theorem

Pythagoras' theorem a^{2} + b^{2} = c^{2} where a,b and c are the sides of a right triangle. Side c is the hypotenuse (longest side). Pythagoras Theorem Worksheets 

Triangle Trigonometry  sin, cos and tan

Basic triangle trigonometry sin θ = o/h cos θ = a/h tan θ = o/a 

The Sine and Cosine Rules

The Sine rule
The Cosine rule a^{2} = b^{2} + c^{2}  2bc cos A

For more Geometry formulas about triangles, including examples showing the sine and cosine rules, use the link below.
Angles in a quadrilateral

Angles in a quadrilateral add up to 360° a + b + c + d = 360° 
Angles in a rectangle

Angles in a rectangle are all right angles (equal to 90°). 
Area and Perimeter of a rectangle

Area of a rectangle = a x b Perimeter of a rectangle = 2a + 2b where a and b are the lengths of the two adjacent sides. 
Angles in a parallelogram

Angles in a parallelogram opposide angles are equal (opposite sides are also equal). Also, since 2a + 2b = 360° , this means that a + b = 180° . 
Area of a parallelogram

Area of a parallelogram = b x h = bh where b is the length of the base, and h is the perpendicular height of the parallelogram. 
Circumference of a circle The circumference of a circle is the distance all the way around the outside of the circle, or the perimeter of the circle. 
The Circumference of a circle = 2πr or πd where r is the radius of the circle and d is the diameter of the circle. 

Area of a circle

The area of a circle = πr^{2} where r is the radius of the circle. 

Length of an arc of a circle

The length L of an arc of a circle is:
where θ is the angle (in degrees) and r is the radius. 

Area of an arc of a circle

The area A of an arc of a circle is:
where θ is the angle (in degrees) and r is the radius.


Triangle along a semicircle

A triangle drawn inside a circle with one side going along the diameter, and the other 2 sides meeting at any point along the edge of the circle will always make a right angle. The triangle will always be a right triangle. 
Equilateral Triangle

Angle: 60° Interior angles add up to 180° 
Square

Angle: 90° Interior angles add up to 360° 
Pentagon

Angle: 108° Interior angles add up to 540° 
Hexagon

Angle: 120° Interior angles add up to 720° 
Heptagon

Angle: 128.6° (to 1dp) Interior angles add up to 900° 
Octagon

Angle: 135° Interior angles add up to 1080° 
Nonagon

Angle: 140° Interior angles add up to 1260° 
Decagon

Angle: 144° Interior angles add up to 1440° 
A general formula for this rule for an nsided regular polygon is:
Interior angles add up to (n2) x 180°
Each angle must be 180(n2)°/n
Cubes

Volume of a cube: = a x a x a = a^{3} Surface area of a cube: = 6a^{2} where a is the length of each side. 

Cuboid

Volume of a cuboid: = length x width x height = lwh Surface area of a cuboid: = 2lw + 2wh + 2lh 

Sphere

Volume of a sphere:
 
Cylinder

Volume of a cylinder = πr^{2}h Surface area of an open cylinder: = 2πrh Surface area of a closed cylinder: = 2πrh + 2πr^{2} = 2πr(r+h) where r is the radius of the cylinder and h is the height. 

Cone

Volume of a cone
where r is the radius of the widest part of the cone, and h is the height of the cone. Surface area of a cone (including base): = πr^{2} + πrs Surface area of a cone (excluding base): = πrs 

Square Pyramid

Volume of a square pyramid
Surface area of a square pyramid (including base): = b^{2} + 2bs Surface area of a square pyramid (excluding base): = 2bs where b is the length of one side of the base, h is the vertical height of the pyramid and s is the slant height of one of the triangles. 

Pyramid (general)

Volume of a pyramid = ^{1}⁄_{3} (base area x height) = ^{1}⁄_{3} Ah where A is the area of the base, and h is the height. This formula works for any pyramid with a rectangular or triangular base and triangular sides. 
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The sheets contain information about angles, types and properties of 2d and 3d shapes, and also common formulas associated with 2d and 3d shapes.
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Using the sheets in this section will help you understand and answer a range of geometry questions.
Here you will find a List of different Geometric Shapes.
Included with each shape is a small picture and a description of the properties the shape has and how it relates to other shapes.
Included in this page are the following shapes:
All the printable Geometry worksheets in this section support the Elementary Math Benchmarks.
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