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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.
A rectangular prism has 6 faces and 12 edges.
Volume of a rectangular prism = length X width X 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.

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Ques: Which figure is of a rectangular prism?

Examples of 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.

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