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# What Is the Surface Area of a Hexagonal Prism?

**The surface area of a hexagonal prism can be calculated using the formula 3*(2+3 ^{0.5})*a^{2}, where a is the length of one of the sides of one of the hexagon bases.** Note that this formula only applies for regular hexagonal prisms, where the sides on the hexagon bases are the same length.

If the hexagon bases are irregular on a hexagonal prism, there is no standard formula for surface area. In order to calculate the surface area, the surface area of each individual surface must be calculated and added together. The area of rectangle sides can be calculated by multiplying length by width. An irregular polygon must be divided into smaller polygons in order to calculate its area.

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## What Is the Formula for the Surface Area of a Triangular Prism?

A: The formula for the surface area of a triangular prism is SA = bh + (s1 + s2 + s3)H. In this formula, "b" is the triangle base, "h" is the triangle height,... Full Answer >Filed Under: -
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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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## How Do You Find the Surface Area of a Cylinder?

A: The surface area of a cylinder is equal to the sum of the surface area of the circles on either end and the surface area of the side. The surface area of t... Full Answer >Filed Under: -
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## What Is the Formula for Finding the Volume of a Trapezoidal Prism?

A: The formula is the length of the prism times the area of the trapezoid, which is one-half times (a+b) times the height; the area is also called the cross-s... Full Answer >Filed Under: