I need to find the height of a rectangle prism the measurments are the area of base =20 sq. cm and the volume is 40 cm3

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- Apr 22nd 2008, 03:17 PMjwein4492height of a rectangular prism
I need to find the height of a rectangle prism the measurments are the area of base =20 sq. cm and the volume is 40 cm3

- Apr 22nd 2008, 05:00 PMMathstud28
- Apr 22nd 2008, 05:04 PMJen

The volume of a rectangular prism is v=lwh

We are given the area of the base which takes care of the length and width so now we have,

$\displaystyle 40cm^3=20cm^2*h$

So to isolate the height we divide both sides by $\displaystyle 20cm^2$ which gives us,

$\displaystyle \frac{40cm^3}{20cm^2}=h=2cm$