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A cylinder which has slant height and circular flat surfaces with radius has a total surface area equal to .
Why some people say it's true: The total surface area of a right cylinder is , where is the height of the cylinder. The surface area of the slanted cylinder can be calculated in a similar way, using slanted height instead. Hence the surface area of a slanted cylinder is .
Why some people say it's false: (One-line explanation that a beginner might give)
The statement is .
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