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What is a Prism?

A prism is a solid which has a uniform cross-section, some examples of prisms are cubes, cuboids cylinders, etc.

Volume of Prism

In general, Volume = Area of base x Perpendicular Height

Volume = Area of uniform cross-section x Perpendicular Height

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Cube:

Volume = l3

Surface area = 6l2


Cuboids:

Cuboids:

Volume = lbh

Surface area

= 2(lb + lb + bh)


Cylinder:

Cylinder:

Volume = πr2h

Curved Surface Area = 2πrh

Total Surface Area

= 2πr + 2 πr2

= 2πr(h + r)

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