### Home > CC2MN > Chapter 10 > Lesson 10.3.2 > Problem 10-78

Calculate the surface area of the prism. Show all of your subproblems.

To find the surface area, find the area of each face of the prism.

There are

faces in a rectangular prism.

Each of the three different faces shown in the image have an opposite face, so find the area of each of thosefaces and multiply it by . Explain why the exponent for area units is

(that is, cm ^{2}).How many terms do you multiply together to find area?

To find area, you multiply two dimensions.

Just as. Calculate the volume of the prism.

To find the volume of a rectangular prism, multiply the base, height, and width together.

Explain why the exponent for volume units is a

(that is, ). See part (b).