# Solid Chocolate Puzzle

Geometry Level 1

A solid sphere of chocolate has a volume of $$288\pi$$. The chocolate is then melted down and reshaped into a solid cube. Assume no chocolate was wasted.

Did the sphere have a greater surface area or does the cube?

Useful equations:

• Volume of a sphere: $$V=\frac{4}{3}\pi r^3$$
• Volume of a cube: $$V=a^3$$
• Surface area of a sphere: $$A=4\pi r^2$$
• Surface area of a cube: $$A=6a^2$$
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