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Formula Volume of a Rectangular Prism

How to find the Volume of a Rectangular Cylinder

Picture of Right Circular Cylinder This page examines the properties of a rectangular prism such as the image on the right. A rectangular prism is exactly what it sounds like it's a 3 dimensional shape with a width, height and a length (or base) such as the 3,2, and 8 this picture on the right.


Rectangular Prism Volume Formula
Picture of Formula of a Rectangular Prism



Practice Problems on Volume of a Rectangular Prism


What is the volume of the rectangular prism with the dimension shown below?
Answer
Use the formula for the volume of a cylinder as shown below.
Volume= (2)(5)(3)= 30


Problem 2) If the volume of a rectangular prism is 30 "3 and its height is 5 ", its length is 2 ", what is its width?
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Problem 3) The volume of a rectangular prism is 125 "3 and its height is 5 ". Is it possible for all 3 of its dimensions (base, height, width) to be the exact same measurement? Explain
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Problem 3) Rectangular prism A has the following dimensions: 2" width, 3 " height and 6 " base (ie length). On the other hand, rectangular prism B has these dimensions: 1 " width, 3 " height and 7" base (or length).
Which prism has a greater volume?
Answer
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