# Surface Area from Net of Hexagonal Prism

The surface area of a right prism is the sum of the areas of all the individual sides of the prism. Examine the interactive below to determine what are the components of the surface area of a right hexagon prism.

Describe the polygons that form all the sides of the prism. ﻿

Given the area of the base , the height of the prism and the side length of the base, , write an equation for the surface area of a hexagonal prism.

Interact with the example above. What do you notice about the number of rectangles compared to the sides of the base?

Write a general formula for the surface area of a right prism given the area of the base , the height and the perimeter of the base .