Rectangular Prism - Definition with Examples
A rectangular prism is also a cuboid.
We can find the shape of a rectangular prism in a truck, a chest of drawers and in an aquarium, around us.
- A rectangular prism has 8 vertices, 12 sides and 6 rectangular faces.
- All the opposite faces of a rectangular prism are equal.
- A rectangular prism has a rectangular cross section.
Rectangular prisms can be of two types, namely right rectangular prism and non-right rectangular prisms.
Let’s consider this rectangular prism with the length, width and height marked.
Since all the faces of a rectangular prism are rectangles and opposite faces are equal, the surface area of a rectangular prism can be calculated using the following formula:
Volume of a rectangular prism is simply obtained by multiplying all three dimensions - length, height and width.
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