Volume formula for rectangular prisms
The volume of a rectangular prism is given by the formula:
V = l x w x h
where V is the volume, l is the length, w is the width, and h is the height.
How to calculate the volume of a rectangular prism
Here's an example:
Suppose we have a rectangular prism with the following dimensions:
Length (l) = 5 cm
Width (w) = 3 cm
Height (h) = 4 cm
To find the volume, we use the formula:
V = l x w x h = 5 cm x 3 cm x 4 cm = 60 cubic cm
Therefore, the volume of the rectangular prism is 60 cubic cm.
Note that the units for volume are cubic units (e.g. cubic cm, cubic inches, etc.).
Grade 5 volume and surface area of rectangular prisms worksheets
In our worksheets, we combine the practice of calculating the volume and surface area of rectangular prisms. Here’s the set for grade 5.
Volume and surface area of rectangular prisms practice for grade 6
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