# Math Manipulatives

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Plane developments of geometric bodies (1): Nets of prisms A right prism is a polyhedron that has two congruents pararel polygonal faces (bases of the prism) and with all remaining faces are rectangles. The main interest of this page is to see how a right prism can be developed into a plane net. There is a platonic solid that is a prism, the cube. This is a cube net: The lateral surface area of a prism is the sum of the areas of the rectangles that form the faces that are not bases of the prism. We can calculate the lateral surface area of a right prism (p is the perimeter of a base and h is the height of the prism):

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