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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by magentarita View Post
    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?
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    ok............

    Quote Originally Posted by masters View Post
    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?
    I think that's the answer.
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