Hexagonal Prism Tutorial

Hexagonal Prism Tutorial

Hexagonal Prism Definition:

A hexagonal prism is a prism composed of two hexagonal bases and six rectangular sides.

Hexagonal Prism Formula :

Area of Base(A) = ½ * a * 6 * s = 3as Perimeter of Base(P) = 6s Surface Area of Prism = 6as + 6sh = 6as + Ph Volume of Prism = 3ash = Ah
where
a = apothem length, s = side, h = height.
Hexagonal Prism Image/Diagram
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Hexagonal Prism Example :
Case 1:

Find the surface area and volume of a hexagonal prism with the given apothem length 2, side 3 and height 4.

Step 1:

Find the area of the base.

Area of the base(A) = 3as = 3 * 2 * 3 = 18.

Step 2:

Find the perimeter of the base.

Perimeter of the base(P) = 6s = 6 * 3 = 18.

Step 3:

Find the surface area of prism.

Surface Area of Prism = 6as + Ph = (6 * 2 * 3) + (18 * 4) = 36 + 72 = 108.

Step 4:

Find the volume of prism.

Volume of Prism = Ah = 18 * 4 = 72.

The above example will clearly illustrates how to calculate the Volume, Surface Area, Perimeter of a Hexagonal Prism manually.

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