The image above represents a prism.

To compute the volume of a prism requires two essential parameters which are the base area and height of the prism.

The formula for computing the volume of a prism is:

V = Ah

Where:

V = Volume of the Prism

A = Base area of the Prism

h = Height of the prism

Let’s solve an example

Find the volume of a prism with a base area of 30 cm^{2} and a height of 8 cm.

This implies that:

A = base area of the prism = 30

h= = height of the prism = 8

V = Ah

V = 30 x 8

V = 240

Therefore, the **volume of the prism** is **240 cm ^{3}**.

**Calculating the Base area of a prism when Volume and Height are Given**

The formula is A = ^{V} / _{h}

Where;

V = Volume of the Prism

A = Base area of the Prism

h = Height of the Prism

Let’s solve an example:

Find the base area of a prism with a volume of 300 cm^{3} and a height of 12 cm.

This implies that;

V = Volume of the prism = 300 cm^{3}

h = height of the prism = 12 cm

A = ^{V} / _{h}

A = ^{300} / _{12}

A = 25

Therefore, the** base area of the prism **is** 25 cm ^{2}.**

**Calculating the height of a prism when Volume and Base area are Given**

The formula is h = ^{V} / _{A}

Where;

A = Base area of the Prism

V = Volume of the Prism

h = Height of the Prism

Let’s solve an example:

Find the height of a prism with a volume of 280 cm^{3} and a base area of 35 cm^{2}

This implies that;

V = Volume of the prism = 280 cm^{3}

A = Base area of the prism = 35 cm^{2}

h = ^{V} / _{A}

h = ^{280} / _{35}

h = 8

Therefore, the** height of the prism **is** 8 cm.**

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To get the answer and workings of the volume of a prism using the **Nickzom Calculator – The Calculator Encyclopedia. **First, you need to obtain the app.

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Once, you have obtained the calculator encyclopedia app, proceed to the **Calculator Map, **then click on **Mensuration**** **under the **Mathematics** section.

Now, click on** Volume of a Prism** under **Mensuration**

The screenshot below displays the page or activity to enter your values, to get the answer for the volume of a prism according to the respective parameters which are the base area and height of the prism.

Now, enter the values appropriately and accordingly for the parameters as required by the **example** above where the** base area of the prism** is **30 cm ^{2}** and the

**height of the prism**is

**8 cm**.

Finally, click on the **Calculate** button

As you can see from the screenshot above, **Nickzom Calculator** – The Calculator Encyclopedia solves for the** volume of a prism** and presents the formula, workings and steps too.