# Right Prism Lateral Surface Area Calculator

Posted by Dinesh onUse the simple geometry calculator to calculate the lateral surface area of a right prism online.

### Geometry Prisms - Definitions

- A
**Prism**is a polyhedron with two congruent polygonal faces that lie in parallel planes. - The
**Bases**are the parallel polygonal faces. - The
**Lateral Faces**are the faces that are not bases. - The
**Lateral Edges**are the edges between the lateral faces. - The
**Slant Height**is the length of a lateral edge. Note that all lateral edges are the same length. - The
**Height**is the perpendicular length between the bases. - A
**Right Prism**is one in which the angles between the bases and the lateral edges are right angles.*Note that in a right prism, the height and the slant height are the same.* - An
**Oblique Prism**is one that is not a right prism. - The
**Surface Area**of a prism is the sum of the areas of all its faces. - The
**Lateral Area**of a prism is the sum of the areas of its lateral faces.

## Lateral Surface Area of a Right Prism Calculation

### Formula:

Lateral SA_{rp} = P×h

P - the perimeter of the base

h - the height of the prism

Lateral SA

_{rp}- Right prism lateral surface area