# How To Calculate The Volume, Area, and Surface Area Of A Parallelepiped

A parallelepiped is an object that haslooks like a cube but the difference between a cube and a parallelepiped is that the six sides of a cube are made up of squares while the six sides of a parallelepiped is made up of parallelograms. There are different types of parallelepiped but this article would focus on the parallepiped and not the types.

### How To Calculate The Volume Of A Parallelepiped

The volume of a parallelepiped is calculated by multiplying the area of the bottom face and the height of the parallelepiped. The formula is given by:

`V = S * H where S is the area of the bottom face and H is the height`

### How To Calculate The Area Of A Parallelipiped

There are two types of area namely Lateral Surface area and Total Surface area. The formula for calculating the Lateral Surface area of a parallelepiped is given by:

`Perimeter of the base × Height`

To calculate the Total surface area, we find the product of perimeter of the base and the height of the 6 parallelograms faced prism. The formula is given by:

`TSA = LSA + 2 Base Area`

In the next article, we would find the area of a rectangular parallelepiped so ensure to visit our website before then