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# Find the volume of the prism

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Find the volume of the prism

A hexagonal prism with 6 Sides and the width is 6m and the height is 8m.

I think I have the right answer but I am not sure.

Any thoughts?

V= 748.24 m cubed

Fox1018 Apr 19, 2017
edited by Fox1018  Apr 19, 2017
edited by Fox1018  Apr 19, 2017
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Hmm....can you clarify what is 6 m long?

Does the length of a side of the base = 6 m ...or is the 6 m the length of the apothem?

Or does the 6 m stretch from corner to corner on the hexagon?

Or does the 6 m stretch from "wall" to "wall" on the hexagon?

If the length of one side of the base is 6m, then you have the correct answer.

hectictar Apr 19, 2017
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I think you mean the side = 6

The area of the base  =  6 (1/2) 6^2 * √3/2     m^2

The  volume  =

base area * height  =

[ 6 (1/2) 3^2 * √3/2 }  * 8   ≈  748.25 m^3

Close enough !!!!

CPhill Apr 20, 2017

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