Prisms are polyhedra that have two parallel, equally sized faces called bases and their lateral faces are parallelograms.

The height of a prism is the distance between the bases.

The lateral edges of a prism are equally sized parallel edges.

Unfold of a Prism

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Types of Prisms

Regular Prisms

The bases of the regular prisms are regular polygons.

Irregular Prisms

The bases of the irregular prisms are irregular polygons.

Right Prisms

The lateral faces of the right prisms are rectangles or squares.

Oblique Prisms

The lateral faces of the oblique prisms are rhomboids or rhombi.

Parallelepipeds

The bases of parallelepiped prisms are parallelograms.

Cuboid

The faces of cuboids are rectangular faces.

Types of Prisms by Their Base

Triangular Prism

The bases are triangles.

Square Prism

The bases are squares.

Pentagonal Prism

The bases are pentagons.

Hexagonal Prism

The bases are hexagons.

Lateral Area of a Prism

Surface Area of a Prism

Volume of a Prism

Calculate the height of a prism whose base has an area of 12 dm² and whose capacity is 48 liters.

Calculate the lateral area, surface area and volume of a prism whose base is a rhombus with diagonals of 12 and 18 cm.

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