how do you work out the area of a triangular prism?

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Multiply the height by the area of the triangle.
so how do you work out the area?
Work out the area of the triangle then multiply this by the length of the prism. If still not sure, post a copy of the question.

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Surface Area = 2b + Ph (b is the area of the base P is the perimeter of the base)
Since it's a triangular prism, you' have to find the area of the triangle (the figure is named after its base). Area of a triangle is 1/2bh. The formula multiplies it by 2 because you have two triangular bases on a triangular prism. Surface = 2b + Ph (b is the area of the base P is the perimeter of the base)
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work out the total surface area of the triangular prism give units with your answer
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Thanks. The base of the triangle is 8cm and the height is 6cm, the other dimension is not needed. Area of a triangle is vertical height (6cm) x base (8cm) divided by 2 Area of this triangle is therefore 24cm^2 Now multiply by the length of the prism (12cm) Answer = 288cm^3

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