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Surface Area and Volume Formulas


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Prism Surface Area and Volume Formulas


Todd Helmenstine
A prism can be described as a stack of shapes. The figure shows a prism of triangles stacked d thick, but any shape could be used.

Surface area = 2A + Pd

A = area of the base shape
P = perimeter of base shape
d = height of prism

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