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Triangular Prism
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prism geometry

When I think of a traingular prism, my first thought is a Toblarone bar! It was the first item I ever remember being pacaged as a prism. My dad would bring one into math class when we first started studying this shape. And it is still as good today as it was way back when, for a child to see how this shape is constructed. If you open up the packaging, you have an instant triangular prism net!

The Facts

triangular prism
Cross Section

FIVE - The front and back triangles, and three rectangles.
6 Vertices
9 Edges
Surface Area
surface area of a prism


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

Area of a Triangle
area of a triangle

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