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# Triangular Prism Tutorial

 Prism Definition:      A prism is a polyhedron made of an n-sided polygonal base, a translated copy, and n faces joining corresponding sides. Triangular Prism Definition:      A Triangular Prism is a polyhedron made of a triangular base, a translated copy, and 3 faces joining corresponding sides. Triangular Prism Formula :Area of Base(A) = ½ * a * bPerimeter of Base(P) = s1 + s2 + s3Surface Area of Prism = ab + (s1 + s2 + s3)h = ab + PhVolume of Prism = ½ * a * b * h = Ahwhere         a = altitude, b = base, h = height and s1, s2, s3 are sides Triangular Prism Image/Diagram Triangular Prism Example : Case 1: Find the surface area and volume of a triangular prism with the given altitude 2, base 3, height 4 and the sides 1, 2, 3.   Step 1: Find the area of the base.             Area of the base(A) = ½ * a * b = 0.5 * 2 * 3 = 3.   Step 2: Find the perimeter of the base.             Perimeter of the base(P) = s1 + s2 + s3 = 1 + 2 + 3 = 6.   Step 3: Find the surface area of prism.             Surface Area of Prism = ab + Ph = (2 * 3) + (6 * 4) = 6 + 24 = 30.   Step 4: Find the volume of prism.             Volume of Prism = Ah = 3 * 4 = 12.The above example will clearly illustrates how to calculate the Volume, Surface Area, Perimeter of a Triangular Prism manually. Next : Rectangular Prism

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