A prism is a polyhedron made of an n-sided polygonal base, a translated copy, and n faces joining corresponding sides.
A Triangular Prism is a polyhedron made of a triangular base, a translated copy, and 3 faces joining corresponding sides.
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.
Find the area of the base. Area of the base(A) = ½ * a * b = 0.5 * 2 * 3 = 3.
Find the perimeter of the base. Perimeter of the base(P) = s1 + s2 + s3 = 1 + 2 + 3 = 6.
Find the surface area of prism. Surface Area of Prism = ab + Ph = (2 * 3) + (6 * 4) = 6 + 24 = 30.
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.
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