As noted previously, the volume of a prism is given by the formula:

V = Bh
where B is the area of the base and h represents the height of the prism.


The prism above is a rectangular prism.  Find the area of the base, which is a rectangle.

B = 6 x 2 = 12 units2

Now, multiply the area of the base by the height of the prism, which is 3:

V = 12 units2 × 3 units  = 36 units3



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