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# How to find the lateral surface area of a hexagonal prism?

Lateral surface area is also referred to as the sideways surface area of any solid.

## Answer: The lateral surface area of the hexagonal prism is equal to 6 times the area of a rectangular face of the prism.

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**Explanation:**

As the image clearly depicts that a hexagonal prism has 6 rectangles that form its lateral sides.

Let the dimensions of the rectangular side of the hexagonal prism be a and b.

Thus, the lateral surface area of the prism = 6 × a × b

### Therefore, the lateral surface area of the hexagonal prism is equal to 6 times the area of a rectangular face of the prism.

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