Posted by Ashley on Monday, November 12, 2012 at 10:01am.
How can I find the surface area and volume of a hexagonal prism if I don't know the height, only apothem and one side of the base?
surface area & volume - Steve, Monday, November 12, 2012 at 10:19am
as you recall, the area of a regular polygon is 1/2 the product of the apothem and the perimeter.
How about this: one side of a hexagon is 1/6 the perimeter.
surface area & volume - Ashley, Monday, November 12, 2012 at 10:29am
is that correct?
i just don't understand how to figure out the height..
surface area & volume - Steve, Monday, November 12, 2012 at 11:57am
well, you do have a problem. Unless they give you the height of the prism, you're stuck.
It's like asking for the area of a rectangle if they only give you the length.
The prism is a 3D figure, and they have only given you the information on the base.
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