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# How Does a Prism Work?

**A prism works by slowing down light proportionally to wavelength as it enters into the prism, which causes the rainbow effect.** Light changes speed as it moves from the air to another substance. This causes the light to change course.

In order to achieve the effect, the light must enter the prism at an angle. The light then bends once it is inside the prism and again when the light leaves the prism. Each wavelength of light gets bent at different angles. This causes each color to fan out and become more distinct.

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## How Do You Find the Volume of a Prism?

A: The volume of a prism is worked out by first calculating the area of the surface and then multiplying that figure by the length of the prism. This applies ... Full Answer >Filed Under: -
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## What Are the Shapes of the Faces of a Triangular Prism?

A: The faces of a triangular prism are parallelograms while the two bases are triangles. This gives the prism three faces. In a regular prism, the faces are r... Full Answer >Filed Under: -
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## How Do You Find the Area of a Triangular Prism?

A: Multiply the length of each side of the triangle by the depth of the prism separately, then multiply the base of the triangle by its height. Add these four... Full Answer >Filed Under: -
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## How Many Sides Does a Rectangular Prism Have?

A: 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... Full Answer >Filed Under: