# Calculating prisms Calculate a prism Enter three values. Other values will be calculated. Base area: : Base area perimeter Height: Lateral area: Surface: Volume:

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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For further information just move the mose over one of the words below. The corresponding piece on the prism will be marked. base area
base area perimeter
height
lateral area
surface
volume

## Prism calculation

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