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To calculate the volume of a rectangular prism all you need to do is take the product of length, width, and height. The surface area is slightly more complex, and is equal to 2×length×width + 2×length×height + 2×width×height. The total edge length is 4×(length + width + height).
Contributed by: Sarah Lichtblau (March 2011)
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Published: March 7 2011