Hexagonal Prism A one stop resource
The hexagonal prism is, like the pentagonal prism, not a commonly studied prism at elementary level. Except for identification, an elementary
student is most likely not going to be expected to perform calculations about this 3d shape. However, just in case, I have included it in this section
for your use. The most common every day example of a hexagon I have seen is traffic sign posts (some are of course pentagons and octagons) and nuts, in
nuts and bolt sets!
The Facts
Image 

Cross Section 

Faces 
EIGHT  The front and back faces which are hexagons, and six rectangles which connect them. 
Vertices 
12 Vertices 
Edges 
18 Edges 
Surface Area 

Volume 
Where: l = distance from front face to back face; B = Area of Base

Area of a Hexagon 

I hope you find this resource helpful. If you have any comments or suggestions, on how I can make this geometry resource better for you
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