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# How many faces does a rectangular prism have?

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A rectangular prism has six faces. Unlike many other prisms, the faces on a rectangular prism are all rectangles. For instance, a trapezoidal prism has two faces that are trapezoids while the other faces are rectangles.

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Each face on the prism has a partner; that is, each face has another one opposite it that is equal in shape. Because of its regular shape, finding the volume of a rectangular prism is relatively easy. The formula is the length times the base times the height. Therefore, if the rectangular prism is 4 inches long by 2 inches wide and 3 inches high, the volume of the prism is 24 inches cubed.

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A rectangular prism has six faces or sides that are quadrilaterals, and they are arranged so that the figures meet at eight corners or vertices. The places where two sides meet are called edges, and rectangular prisms have 12 of them. The individual faces may be square or rectangular.

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A hexagonal prism has 12 vertices, along with eight faces and 18 edges. This shape has two hexagonal sides, as well as size rectangular sides that connect the sides of the hexagons.

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The difference between a rectangular prism and a cubic prism is in the equality of the faces of the prism. All sides of a cubic prism are equal, while a rectangular prism's sides have different measurements.