• anonymous
IT SAYS FRED Made this candle art;it is a tryanguler prism. the measure of the base of the triangle is 6cm the height of the trianguler base was 4cm and the distance between the 2 bases was 5cm how much wax did fred need to make this candle
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  • anonymous
I wish you could supply the picture so I could be sure, but here goes: The volume of a prism is given by volume = (area of base) X height. This means we also need to know area of the base, which in this case is a triangle. Area of a triangle is given by area = (length of base of triangle) X (height of triangle) = 6 X 4 = 24 cm^2. This then needs to be multiplied by the height of the prism, which is the distance between the two bases, so volume = 24 X 5 = 120cm^3. It took 120 cubic centimeters of wax to make this candle.

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