The volume of a rectangular prism formula is obtained by multiplying the length, breadth and height of the prism. To recall, a prism that has 2 parallel rectangular bases and 4 rectangular faces is a rectangular prism. The mathematical literature suggests to any polyhedron like this as a Cuboid. It has 6 flat rectangular faces and all the angles are right-angled. The other names of such rectangular prism are rectangular hexahedron, rectangular parallelepiped and right rectangular prism.
Formula for Volume of a Rectangular Prism
The Volume of a Rectangular Prism Formula is,
|Volume of a Rectangular Prism (V) = l × b × h|
- “b” is the base length of the rectangular prism
- “l” is the base width of the rectangular prism
- “h” is the height of the rectangular prism
Example Problem Using Volume of a Rectangular Prism Formula
Question: Given the base length, base width and height of the rectangular prism as 8 cm, 5 cm and 16 cm respectively. Find the volume of the rectangular prism?
b = 5 cm
l = 8 cm
h = 16 cm
Using the volume of a rectangular prism formula,
Volume of a Rectangular Prism = lbh
= 5 × 8 × 16
= 640 cm3