Worksheet: Surface Area of a Prism

In this worksheet, we will practice finding the surface areas and volumes of rectangular, triangular, trapezoidal, and hexagonal prisms and comparing their surface areas.

Q1:

Find the surface area of the following rectangular prism.

Q2:

All of the following prisms have equal volumes. Which prism has the greatest surface area?

  • A
  • B
  • C
  • D
  • E

Q3:

The face of the prism shown is a regular hexagon with sides of length 2 units and an area of 10.39 square units. Work out the surface area of the prism.

  • A103.9 square units
  • B51.95 square units
  • C40.39 square units
  • D80.78 square units
  • E161.56 square units

Q4:

Ramy has a fish tank made of glass without a lid. It is 80 cm long, 75 cm wide, and 50 cm high. How much glass was used to make it?

Q5:

Answer the following questions for the prism shown.

Work out the volume of the prism.

Work out the surface area of the prism.

Q6:

Answer the following questions for the prism shown.

Work out the volume of the prism.

Work out the surface area of the prism.

Q7:

All of the following prisms have equal volumes. Which prism has the smallest surface area?

  • A
  • B
  • C
  • D
  • E

Q8:

Find the surface area of this shape.

Hint: You can draw the net of the shape to help you.

Q9:

Answer the following questions for the prism shown.

Work out the volume of the prism.

Work out the surface area of the prism.

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