**Definition of Hexagonal Prism**

- A Hexagonal Prism is a prism with 2 hexagonal bases and six rectangular faces.

**More about Hexagonal Prism**

- Surface area of a regular hexagonal prism = 6 × apothem (
*a*) × side length (*s*) + 6 × side length (*s*) × height (*h*).

- Volume of the hexagonal prism = 3 × apothem (
*a*) × side length (*s*) × height (*h*).

**Example of Hexagonal Prism**

**Solved Example on Hexagonal Prism**

Which of the nets can be folded to form a hexagonal prism?

Choices:

A. Figure 1 and Figure 2

B. Figure 1, Figure 2, and Figure 3

C. Figure 1 only

D. Figure 2 only

Correct Answer: A

Solution:

Step 1:The bases of the hexagonal prism are in the shape of a hexagon and all the lateral faces are in the shape of a rectangle.

Step 2:If you fold Figure 1, the boxes 1 and 8 are the bases and the boxes 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 are the lateral faces.

Step 3:So, Figure 1 forms a hexagonal prism.

Step 4:If you fold Figure 2, the boxes 1 and 8 are the bases and the boxes 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 are the lateral faces.

Step 5:So, Figure 2 forms a hexagonal prism.

Step 6:If you fold Figure 3, the box 1 is one base and the box 8 is one lateral side.

Step 7:So, Figure 3 cannot form a hexagonal prism.

Step 8:So, the figures that form a hexagonal prism when folded are Figure 1 and Figure 2.

**Related Terms for Hexagonal Prism**

- Area
- Base
- Face
- Hexa
- Hexagon
- Perimeter
- Prism