How Do You Find the Surface Area of a Rectangular Prism Using a Net?

How Do You Find the Surface Area of a Rectangular Prism Using a Net?

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Finding the surface area of a prism can be a little tricky, but a net can make the problem a little easier. Make your job easier and see how to use a net to find the surface area of a prism.

The term prism is a cool name for a special kind of three-dimensional solid. This tutorial defines the term prism and shows you how to name a prism using the shape of its bases. Check it out!

Ever wonder what a box would look like if you unfolded and flatted it? That new picture would be called a net! This tutorial introduces you to nets, a two-dimensional version of a three-dimensional solid. Check it out!

Nets can come in real handy, especially when you're fishing. Nets can be even more useful when you're trying to find the surface area of a three-dimensional solid! Follow along to see how a net can help you find the surface area of a cylinder!