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# Surface Area and Volume of Right Prisms

Surface Area and Volume of Right Prisms is a part of the VCE Further Maths topic Geometry and Measurement.

### How Do You Find the Surface Area of Right Prisms?

To find the surface area of right prisms in Prelim Standard Math, you need to follow a set of rules to get to the total.

1. Visualise the surface of the solid. You might find it helpful to draw the net of the solid.
2. Write a formula for the surface area, using the net as a guide.
3. Substitute the values into the formula for the surface area.
4. Use your calculator to find the surface area.
5. Write the answer to the specified level of accuracy.

The video below explains how to calculate the surface area of a rectangular prism.

This next video is Part 2 to the previous video.

### Volume of Right Prisms

Volume is the amount of space occupied by a three-dimensional object. All objects have a formula that helps us find the volume, often by finding out the area of the cross-section and multiplying by the length of the shape.

The video below explains the formulas used to calculate the volume of different prisms.

This next video explains how to calculate the volume of a rectangular prism.

Watch this next video to learn how to calculate the volume of a triangular prism.

Watch the following video to learn about the volume of trapezoidal prisms.

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