Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Volume of a prism

Lesson Objective:

To be able to know how to solve the volume of a prism.

Key Explanations:

Volume of a prism = Area of cross-section x hieght.


1. First you find the area of the cross-section, which

is A= 1/2 base x hieght

A= 1/2 8 x 10

A= 40 cm^2

2. Then you times the area by the length and you get the volume

V= Area of cross-section x hieght

V = 40 x 60

V= 2400 cm^3

Here's an example:


  1. Really appreciate this explanation. It was easy to understand and I now feel that I am able to solve the volume of a prism. Great work.

  2. Brilliant Daad, very clear explanations. Just for future reference, check how you spell height.
    Well done.

  3. Wow, this is a wonderful explanation of how to solve the volume of a prism. After reading this, you make it seem very easy, the explanations are clear and easy to understand.


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