For prisms, the following formulas hold:
Volume = base area * height
Surface = 2*base area + lateral area
Lateral area = base area perimeter * height
What is a prism?
A prism is a solid having a polygon on the top and on the bottom. Often the term prism is used just for prisms with triangles as top and bottom.
How to calculate on a prism?
Those formulas hold: The volume equals base area * height. The lateral area equals (base area perimeter) * height. The surface equals 2 * base area + lateral area.
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