Thread: Right Prism

1. 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.

2. 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 $\displaystyle 2a^2$, and the total lateral area would be $\displaystyle 6(2a^2)=12a^2$

Do we care about the two bases?

3. ok............

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 $\displaystyle 2a^2$, and the total lateral area would be $\displaystyle 6(2a^2)=12a^2$

Do we care about the two bases?
I think that's the answer.