# The volume of the prism

## Definition of the prism's volume

The volume of a right triangular prism is actually the space bounded by the prism, that is, the space the prism "occupies" in space. The volume of the prism is calculated by multiplying the area of one of the bases of the prism (since both are equal), by the height of the prism.

## Volume formula of the prism

The volume of the prism is usually calculated using the following formula:

$V=S\times H$

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Right triangular prism

The bases of the right triangular prism

The lateral faces of the prism

Lateral edges of a prism

Height of the prism

Surface area of triangular prisms

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To better understand, let's look at a simple example. In the following drawing, there is a right triangular prism:

The area of each base of the right triangular prism is $5$ cm².

The height of the prism is $10$ cm.

The volume of the prism can be calculated by placing the data in the formula:

$V=S\times H=5\times10=50$

Therefore, the volume of the prism is $50$ cm³.

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