rectangular prism

Definition of Rectangular prism

  • A prism with six rectangular faces is called a Rectangular prism.

More about Rectangular prism

  • Opposite faces of a rectangular prism are equal and parallel.
  • Volume of a rectangular prism = length × width × height
  • Surface area of a prism = 2(lw + wh + lh), where l is the length, w is the width, and h is the height of rectangular prism.

Example of Rectangular prism


  • The above solid has two rectangular bases and all its faces are rectangular.

Solved Example on Rectangular prism

Which figure is of a rectangular prism?

A. Figure 1
B. Figure 2
C. Figure 3
D. Figure 4
Correct Answer: B
Step 1: A rectangular prism is a solid in which there are two parallel and congruent surfaces and rest all faces are rectangular.
Step 2: Here, Figure 2 represents a rectangular prism.

Related Terms for Rectangular prism

  • Base
  • Face
  • Polyhedron
  • Prism
  • Rectangle
  • Solid