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Prism (Geometry)

See how to find the surface area/volume of a right prism.
5 examples and their solutions.

Prism

Definition

A prism is a 3D figure that has
a pair of polygon bases
and quadrilateral lateral faces (side faces).
Bases: congruent and parallel

Right Prism

Definition

A right prism is a prism
whose lateral faces are all rectangles
and are perpendicular to the bases.

Right Prism: Surface Area

Formula


A = 2B + Ph
= 2⋅(base area) + (lateral area)
P: Perimeter of the base

Example

Surface area?

Solution

Example

Surface area?

Solution

Right Prism: Volume

Formula


V = Bh

Example

Volume?

Solution

Example

Volume?

Solution

Example

Volume of the box?

Solution