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**Strangerrr****Member**- Registered: 2018-07-28
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The area and volume of the given shape, if the length of one side of the base is 6, the height of the pyramid/prism is 8, and the slant height is 10.

the base of the prism is an isosceles triangle with a base of 4 and sides of 6

A Lateral area: 128; Volume: 64√(2)

B Lateral area: 120; Volume: 240

C Lateral area: 240; Volume: 144

DLateral area: 176; Volume: 64√(2)

E Lateral area: 160; Volume: 192

F Lateral area: 240; Volume: 64

4(6) = 24

24*10 = 240

4(6) = 24

24(6) = 144

C Lateral area: 240; Volume: 144

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**ganesh****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-06-28
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**bob bundy****Administrator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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hi Strangerrr

I'm not getting that answer. Imagine the prism made from card. If you unfold the net you'd have two triangular ends and three rectangles. The lateral area is the area of those three rectangles. Their measurements are 4 by 8, 6 by 8 and 6 by 8.

To get the volume you need the area of the triangle and then times by the height (8).

The perpendicular height of the triangle requires Pythag: sq rt (6^2 - 2^2). 2 because you make a right angle by dividing the isosceles triangle in half.

The 'slant' height isn't needed for prisms … they don't have one.

Bob

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**Strangerrr****Member**- Registered: 2018-07-28
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L = Ph

= 16*8

= 128

H^2 + H^2 = 6^2

H^2 + 4 = 36

- 4 -4

H^2 = 32

H = √32

H = √16 * √2

= 4√ 2

Base = 4

Height = 4√2

Area = 1/2 * base * height

= 1/2*4^2* 4√ 2

= 8√ 2

V = Bh

= 8√ 2 * 8

64 √2

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**bob bundy****Administrator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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That's exactly what I got!

Bob

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