##### Definition:

In a rectangular box, the total box surface area is comprised of 3 pairs of sides for a sum of 6 sides.
This tutorial explains you how to calculate the volume and surface area of a rectangular prism.

#### Formula:

Surface Area = 2 (wl + lh + hw)
Volume = l x h x w
###### Where,

l = length
w = width
h = height
##### Example :

A manufacturer is shipping a certain material in boxes which are 24 meters long, 16 meters wide and 12 meters high. What is the volume and surface area of the box?

##### Given,

length = 24 m
width = 16 m
height = 12 m

##### To Find,

Surface area and Volume of Rectangular Prism

##### Solution:

###### Step 1:

Surface Area | = 2 (wl + lh + hw) |

| = 2 ((16 x 24) + (24 x 12) + (12 x 16)) |

| = 2 (384 + 288 + 192) |

| = 2 x 864 |

| = 1728 |

##### Step 2:

Volume | = l x w x h |

| = 24 x 16 x 12 |

| = 4608 |