To find the volume of a prism, you can use the following formula:
V = Bh
- V = Volume of the prism
- B = Area of the base of the prism
- h = Height of the prism
Here are the steps to find the volume of a prism:
- Measure the area of the base of the prism. The formula for the area of the base will depend on the shape of the base. For example, if the base is a rectangle with length l and width w, then the area would be A = lw.
- Measure the height of the prism. Let’s say the height is h.
- Plug the values of the base area and height into the formula:
V = Bh
V = (6 cm × 4 cm) × 10 cm
V = 240 cubic centimeters
Therefore, the volume of the prism is 240 cubic centimeters.
Note that the formula for the area of the base will vary depending on the shape of the base. For example, for a triangular base, the formula would be A = (1/2)bh, where b is the base length and h is the height. For a circular base, the formula would be A = πr2, where r is the radius of the circle.