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# What Is a Rectangular Prism?

A rectangular prism is a three-dimensional object that has six faces that are all rectangles. On a rectangular prism, opposite faces are both equal and parallel. Rectangular prisms also have the same cross section along their lengths.

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A cuboid, which is a three-dimensional object that has six flat sides and all right angles, is a type of rectangular prism. If a prism has at least two lengths that are equal, it is a square prism instead of a rectangular prism. The equation to determine the volume for a rectangular prism is length x width x height. To determine the surface area of a rectangular prism, the equation is 2(lw + wh + lh).

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## How Are a Cube and a Rectangular Prism Different?

A: 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 re... Full Answer >Filed Under: -
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## How Many Faces Does a Rectangular Prism Have?

A: 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... Full Answer >Filed Under: -
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## How Many Flat Surfaces Does a Rectangular Prism Have?

A: A rectangular prism is a three-dimensional figure with six flat faces. It also has 12 edges and 8 vertices where the faces meet each other. 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: