# Build Your Own Right Triangular Prism (V2)!

- Author:
- Tim Brzezinski

- Topic:
- Prism

The applet below lets you build a right triangular prism with the specifications listed.

*You can also use this resource to assess results of any problems you complete that for which you need to find a triangular prism's lateral area (LA), total surface area (TSA), and/or volume (V).***Explore!****To explore this resource in Augmented Reality, see the directions below this applet.**## TO EXPLORE IN AUGMENTED REALITY:

1) Open up GeoGebra's 3D app on your device.
2) Press on the 3 horizontal bars (upper left). Select OPEN.
3)

**To virtually explore a triangular prism,**type**j6xVky5C**in the search bar. (Code = case sensitive). Select what appears. IMPORTANT! 4) Use the**prismheight, triangleheight, and oneside**sliders to alter the prism height, triangle height, and purple side (respectively). The**b**slider controls the horizontal side (edge) of the triangle. Note b = 6 to start.**TO CREATE A TRIANGLE THAT HAS BLUE ANGLE OBTUSE, find the line that says "v = false".**Then edit this line so it says**v = true**. To go back to having this blue angle be right or acute, simply make this line**v = true.****To show the TSA, LA, and V**values, simply make the values of**m_2, n_2, & o_2 true**, respectively.