right prism


Definition of Right Prism

  • Right Prism is a prism that has two bases, one directly above the other, and that has its lateral faces as rectangles.

More about Right Prism

  • In a right prism, the edges of the lateral faces are perpendicular to the bases.

Example of Right Prism

Solved Example on Right Prism

Which of the following figures is a right prism?

Choices:
A. Figure 1
B. Figure 2
C. Figure 3
D. Figure 4
Correct Answer: B
Solution:
Step 1: Right Prism is a prism that has two bases, one directly above the other, and that has its lateral faces as rectangles.
Step 2: Here, Figure 1, Figure 3, and Figure 4 are oblique figures and only Figure 2 is a right prism.
Step 3: So, Figure 2 is a right prism.

Related Terms for Right Prism

  • Base
  • Height
  • Lateral Face
  • Oblique Prism
  • Prism
  • Rectangle
  • Surface Area
  • Volume