# Volume of a prism

## Description

A prism is a polyhedron with an n-sided polygonal base, a translated copy (not in the same plane as the first), and n other faces (necessarily all parallelograms) joining corresponding sides of the two bases. All cross-sections parallel to the base faces are the same. The volume of a prism is the product of the area of the base and the distance between the two base faces, or the height (in the case of a non-right prism, note that this means the perpendicular distance)

Related formulas## Variables

V | Volume of the prism (m^{3}) |

B | Area of the base (m^{2}) |

h | Height (the perpendicular distance between the bases) (m) |