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Question from Susan, a student:

How do you find the volume of a decagonal prism?

Hi Susan,

The volume of a decagonal prism is the area of the decagonal base times the height. If the decagon is regular then you can find its area using the technique described by Stephen in his response to an earlier question. If the decagon is not regular you can try the approach used by Robert.


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