Posted by Gabby on Tuesday, July 28, 2009 at 9:50pm.
Find the surface area of the solid.
A right triangular prism with base edges of lengths 6, 8, and 10 and height 2

geometry  Ms. Sue, Tuesday, July 28, 2009 at 10:03pm
Check these sites for the formula and instructions.
http://mathcentral.uregina.ca/QQ/database/QQ.09.04/jessica1.html
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geometry  MathMate, Tuesday, July 28, 2009 at 11:26pm
The surface area of the prism is the sum of all its surfaces.
The top and bottom have the same shape, namely a right triangle with sides 6,8 and 10. So that should not cause difficulties since the base and height of these two triangles are 6 and 8 respectively.
There are three vertical faces each of height 2 and width equal to the side length (6,8,10) of the base triangle. So the area of these three rectangular faces must be added to complete the area calculation.
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