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Question from Iliyas, a student:

State the area of prism with logical proof?


Look a the definition of a prism in the glossary on Math Central.

Prism: A geometric solid with two bases that are congruent, parallel polygons and all other faces are parallelograms.

Thus the surface area of a prism is twice the area of the polygon that forms the base plus the areas of the parallelograms that form the remaining faces.


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