# Formulas and finding surface areas.

• May 23rd 2006, 07:17 PM
lowriding 4 life
Formulas and finding surface areas.
Can someone please explain how to find the surface area of a triangular prism?
• May 23rd 2006, 07:19 PM
lowriding 4 life
Question 2
Can someone please tell me the formula for the area of the 2 bases of a triangular prism?
• May 23rd 2006, 07:21 PM
takkun0486
Surface Area of a Triangular based prism

Base shape: Triangle: base 'b', height 'h', and sides S1, S2 and S3

Area of base: ½b×h

Perimeter of base: S1+ S2 + S3

Surface area = bh + (S1+ S2 + S3)H
• May 23rd 2006, 07:21 PM
lowriding 4 life
Question 3
Can someone please tell me the formula for the area of the lateral surface of a triangular prism?
• May 23rd 2006, 07:22 PM
ThePerfectHacker
Quote:

Originally Posted by lowriding 4 life
Can someone please explain how to find the surface area of a triangular prism?

Giving ANY pyramind its volume is the area of its base multiplied by its height and then by 1/3
• May 24th 2006, 01:13 PM
ThePerfectHacker