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The height of an equilateral rectangular prism decreases by two units. The new lateral area is less than the original by how much?
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two times the area of the base
two times the perimeter of the base
two less than the the area of the base
two less than the perimeter of the base
I think it is C but im not sure
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 2 years ago
The height of an equilateral rectangular prism decreases by two units. The new lateral area is less than the original by how much? Answer two times the area of the base two times the perimeter of the base two less than the the area of the base two less than the perimeter of the base I think it is C but im not sure
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darthsidBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.6
What's the formula for the area of the prism?
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darthsidBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.6
That's a rectangular prism. The lateral surface area is the area of the 4 sides, not including the base and the top.
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darthsidBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.6
so the formula for the lateral surface area is Perimeter of base X height
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darthsidBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.6
Now, if the new height is decreased by two, so it is h2 so the area is : P x (h2)
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darthsidBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.6
are you understanding so far?
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darthsidBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.6
\[P \times ( h2) = P \times h  P \times 2\]
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darthsidBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.6
But, P x h is the area of the original prism! the above equation basically says: New Area = Old Area  P x 2
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darthsidBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.6
No, P x 2 means Perimeter times 2
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tahtah99Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
thank you once again : )
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darthsidBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.6
Glad to help, good luck!
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