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# Calculate The Volume of A Hexagonal Prism

Last updated: Saturday, June 24, 2023
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A hexagonal prism is a three-dimensional geometric shape that features two parallel hexagonal bases connected by six rectangular lateral faces. The height of the prism is the perpendicular distance between the hexagonal bases, and all angles within the shape are right angles.

Hexagonal prisms can be found in a variety of real-world objects and structures. For example, honeycomb cells in beehives take on this shape, creating a highly efficient and compact storage system for honey. In addition, hexagonal nuts and bolts are widely used in machinery and construction due to their excellent grip and ease of use. Architectural elements, such as columns and windows, can also employ hexagonal prisms for a unique design.

Easily calculate the volume of a hexagonal prism with step-by-step guidance using our free calculator below.

The formula for determining the volume of a hexagonal prism is defined as:
$$V$$ $$=$$ $$\dfrac{3 \cdot \sqrt{3}}{2}$$ $$\cdot$$ $$a^2 \cdot h$$
$$V$$: the volume of the prism
$$a$$: the length of any side of the bases
$$h$$: the height of the prism
The SI unit of volume is: $$cubic \text{ } meter\text{ }(m^3)$$

## Find $$V$$

Use this calculator to determine the volume of a hexagonal prism when the length of any side of the bases and the height are given.
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the length of any side of the bases
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the height of the prism
$$h$$
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