# Math

If the height of an octagonal prism is 11, what is the volume of the box?

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1. Well, if the base has area B, then the volume is 11B

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2. So, I multiply the L, H, and W of 11 and then add it all up?

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posted by Avery
3. yes.

That indicates you're dealing with a rectangular prism, not an octagonal one. The prism does in fact have 8 vertices, but prisms are usually referred to by the shape of their base. In this case, that's a rectangle, not an octagon.

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4. Wait, it's not a prism its just flat on a piece of paper. Now how do I find that?

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posted by Avery
5. But it says a box! I'm so confused! Can someone help me?

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