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a=8What do a and v represent?

V=448

With them I found B, which is 64, but I don’t think that will help me with the surface area.

a is the side of the square; V is the volume; B is the base area.You have told me what the values are. What do they represent? For example, is v volume?

Yes, I’ll be able to find h with that formula but I also found another one which is V=B.h\(\displaystyle v = a^2h\), correct, where h is height?

So, given v and a, can you find h?

What is the formula for the surface area?

The formula I have for s is S=P.h

I’ll be able to find P then once I have the height I’ll just multiply them.

Thanks for the formula

S is the surface area and P is the perimeter of the square.s and S are different variables, so please use just one of them if they are equal. Now please tell us what P and s represents!

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This is aHow do I find the surface area of asquare prismif I don’t know it’s height?

The only thing I know is a and v...

The perimeter of theS is the surface area and P is the perimeter of thesquare.

The side of thea is the side of thesquare; V is the volume; B is the base area.

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What am I missing? The OP said it's a square prism!This is arectangular prism, not a square prism.

The perimeter of thebase(it's not a square anyway, it's a rectangle).

The side of thebase, you mean? This is becoming confusing for no reason. Please use the correct terms, and we'll all be much less bewildered.

How do I find thesurface area of a square prismif I don’t know it’s height?

The only thing I know is a and v...

V=Bh applies to any prism at all, including your square prism; B = a^2.Yes, I’ll be able to find h with that formula but I also found another one which is V=B.h

The formula I have for s is S=P.h

I’ll be able to find P then once I have the height I’ll just multiply them.

Thanks for the formula

But S=Ph gives only the lateral surface area (for any prism). You need to add on the area of the bases. What is P for a square with side a?

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If we call it a rectangular prism (squares are rectangles) we'll be able to assign our variables more clearly.What am I missing? The OP said it's a square prism!

V=Bh applies to any prism at all, including your square prism; B = a^2.

But S=Ph gives only the lateral surface area (for any prism). You need to add on the area of the bases. What is P for a square with side a?

Technically the height is (don't click on this, OP, until you've solved it)

But whatever. You know way more than me.

Sorry for making it confusing...This is arectangular prism, not a square prism.

The perimeter of thebase(it's not a square anyway, it's a rectangle).

The side of thebase, you mean? This is becoming confusing for no reason. Please use the correct terms, and we'll all be much less bewildered.

I said it was a square prism because all of the sides are equal.

Anyways, I figured it out and solved it.

Since a is 8 then P is 32.What am I missing? The OP said it's a square prism!

V=Bh applies to any prism at all, including your square prism; B = a^2.

But S=Ph gives only the lateral surface area (for any prism). You need to add on the area of the bases. What is P for a square with side a?

Thanks for your help, but like I mentioned earlier I was able to solve it

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No problem. I'm just nitpicking.... .

Sorry for making it confusing...

I said it was a square prism because all of the sides are equal.

Anyways, I figured it out and solved it.

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Yes, if it's a square, it's also a rectangle, and formulas for rectangles apply. But you said itIf we call it a rectangular prism (squares are rectangles) we'll be able to assign our variables more clearly.L,W, etc.

Technically the height is (don't click on this, OP, until you've solved it)->7, so doesn't that make it a rectangular prism as well?

You said, "This is a

I suspect, now, that what you intended to say was, "This is