Alissa Fong

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Volume and Surface Area - Problem 2

Alissa Fong
Alissa Fong

MA, Stanford University
Teaching in the San Francisco Bay Area

Alissa is currently a teacher in the San Francisco Bay Area and Brightstorm users love her clear, concise explanations of tough concepts

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A prism is a 3-D shape that has two congruent, parallel faces that are called the bases. The most common types are rectangular based prisms (like cereal boxes) or triangular based prisms (like a certain chocolate bar.) To find the surface area, we find the area of each face and add them up. Look for congruent faces to make your calculations quicker. The volume is found by doing the area of one base multiplied by the height. Report volume with units cubed and surface area with units squared.

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