A right triangular prism is shown. What is the volume of the prism?
Prisms and pyramids are solid shapes that are of great importance. They have many applications in real life. Each type of pyramid or prism has different formulae for volumes and areas.
Answer: The volume of the prism given is 900 cubic units.
Let's understand the problem in detail.
The general formula of volume = Base area × Height
Here, we take the triangular part of the prism as the base.
Therefore, triangular base area = 1/2 × 15 × 8 = 60 square units.
We take the 15 units as the height.
Therefore, volume = 60 × 15 = 900 cubic units.