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# Why does it make sense to use multiplication when finding the volume of a rectangular prism?

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###### Asked in Math and Arithmetic, Units of Measure, Physics

### How do you find the volume of a rectangular prism relates to the volume of a tringular prism if the two have the same lengthwidthand height?

The volume of a rectangular prism is found by;
Volume = Length x Width x Height
The volume of a triangular prism is found by;
Volume = 1/2 x Length x Width x Height
Therefore, Length, Width and Height being identical,
1) the volume of a rectangular prism is twice that of a similar
triangular prism
OR
2) the colume of a triangular prism is half that of a similar
rectangular prism.

###### Asked in Online Shopping, Sports, Weight and Mass

### Formula for finding the volume of a prism?

A prism in mathematics is a figure that has the same
cross-sectional shape no matter where it is cut. That doesn't
really explain it well but a pipe is a cylinder with a circular
base so it is a prism. A Toblerone, the triangular chocolate, is a
triangular prism (almost). A box, a crate, a rectangular sky
scraper is a rectangular prism.
They all have a volume = area of base x height.
rectangular prism
length x width x height