Consider a right prism of any type of base.

If the area of the base is* B*, consider a prism with that base area that is 1 unit high.

To find the volume of the right prism, multiply this base by the height.

This verifies the following conjecture for the volume of a prism:

*V* = *B* x *h *

where

** V** is the volume

Consider two prisms that have the same base and height but *look* very different:

There are two stacks of cartons of tuna in a warehouse, one stack is straight up and down, but the other stack is leaning to one side.

- How many cartons of tuna are in the first stack?

- How many cartons of tuna are in the second stack?

- The total volume of the first stack ___
__?_____ the total volume of the second stack.

- Write a statement (conjecture) about the volume of prisms with the same base and height.