Area of a right prism (surface area)


Prism is a polyhedron with an n-sided polygonal base, a translated copy (not in the same plane as the first), and “n” other faces (necessarily all parallelograms) joining corresponding sides of the two bases. All cross-sections parallel to the base faces are the same.A right prism is a prism in which the joining edges and faces are perpendicular to the base faces.
The surface area of a right prism whose base is a regular n-sided polygon is related to the length of the side of the base and the height of the prism.

Related formulas


A Area of the prism (m2)
nNumber of the sides of the base (dimensionless)
sLength of the side of the base (m)
h Height of the prism. (m)