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    A polyhedron with two congruent, parallel bases that are polygons,
    and all remaining faces parallelograms.
Height: h
Area of base: B
Length of lateral edge: l
Area of right section: A
Perimeter of right section: P

Lateral surface area: S
Volume: V

    S = lP
    V = hB = lA





To read about prisms, visit:

Ask Dr. Math: Surface Area and Volume: Cubes and Prisms
Eric Weisstein's World of Mathematics: Prism

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