You might be wondering what is a square prism because a lot of people were only taught what a prism was but they did not dive into the different types of prisms.

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**Square Prism Definition**

A square prism is a 3-dimensional shape that has a cuboid figure but its bases are all squares. A square prism looks like a cuboid but it is easy to differentiate them if you understand this definition. There are two types of square prisms namely right square prism and oblique prism.

**Properties Of A Square Prism**

Some of the properties of a square prism include:

- Its opposite sides are parallel to each other
- Its diagonals bisect at a point
- Its consecutive angles are supplementary
- Its opposite sides and angles are congruent to each other

A square prism also has the following properties:

Vertices of a square Prism | 8 |

Edges Of A Square Prism | 12 |

Faces Of a square Prism | 6 |

**How To Calculate The Volume Of A Square Prism**

The volume of an object is the space occupied by that object and this also applies to a square prism too. The volume of a square prism is the product of the **area of the base and height of the prism**. The base is a square and the area of a square is given by **l * b but in a square, l=b hence we can represent it as l ^{2}**

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**b**. The formula for calculating the volume of a square pyramid is given by:

^{2}Volume of a square pyramid = l^{2}* h

**How To Calculate The Lateral Surface Area Of A Square Prism**

The lateral surface area is calculated by multiplying the perimeter of the base(Square) and the height of the prism. Since the base is a square, the perimeter of an object is the distance around the object. In a square, al sides are equal and we would represent each side with l hence the perimeter would be **l + l + l + l** which would be equal to **4l**. The Lateral surface area formula is **4lh**

**How To Calculate The Surface Area Of A Square Prism**

For a prism, its surface area is the sum of twice the **base area and lateral surface area**. We can recall that while calculating the volume, we’re able to establish the formula for calculating the base area of the square prism and it was **l ^{2}** and the lateral surface area of a prism is found by multiplying the perimeter of the base by the height of the prism and the formula for calculating the total surface area is given by:

2l+^{2}4lh

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