# Right Prism

• Nov 20th 2008, 07:26 PM
magentarita
Right Prism
A right prism has bases that are regular hexagons. The measures of each of the six sides of the hexagon is represented by a and the height of the solid by 2a.
Express the dimensions and the surface area of each face in terms of a.

• Nov 22nd 2008, 09:42 AM
masters
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Originally Posted by magentarita
A right prism has bases that are regular hexagons. The measures of each of the six sides of the hexagon is represented by a and the height of the solid by 2a.
Express the dimensions and the surface area of each face in terms of a.

The sides of the prism will be 6 rectangles of dimension a by 2a. So the area of each lateral face would be $2a^2$, and the total lateral area would be $6(2a^2)=12a^2$

Do we care about the two bases?
• Nov 22nd 2008, 10:29 PM
magentarita
ok............
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Originally Posted by masters
The sides of the prism will be 6 rectangles of dimension a by 2a. So the area of each lateral face would be $2a^2$, and the total lateral area would be $6(2a^2)=12a^2$

Do we care about the two bases?