Surface Area of a Pentagonal Prism


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A pentagon has _____ sides.

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1. A line is drawn from the center of a pentagon to the middle of one of the sides. This line is called _____.

2. A pentagonal prism has a height of 2 feet and each side is of length 5 feet. What is the surface area of this prism not including the top and bottom surfaces?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test and review what you know about pentagonal prisms and finding their surface areas with this quiz and worksheet combo. You'll check your knowledge of what they are and how to define the surface area values.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet offers a review of:

  • How many sides a pentagon has
  • Terminology for a line that is drawn from the center of a pentagonal prism to the center of a side
  • Finding the surface area of the sides
  • Calculating the total surface area

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - see if you can remember what the line drawn from a the center of a pentagonal prism to the center of a side is called
  • Knowledge application - revisit what you know about pentagonal prisms to answer questions about how to find the surface area of each side
  • Problem solving - use what you know about finding the surface area of pentagonal prisms to solve problems

Additional Learning

If you want a more comprehensive lesson on this topic, read Surface Area of a Pentagonal Prism. This lesson offers greater detail about:

  • Visual understanding of the surface areas of a pentagonal prism
  • The formula for the surface areas of only the 5 sides
  • Using triangles to map out the surface of the additional sides
  • Example problem