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10-83.

A prism in centimeters where the base is as follows: Draw down, 6, then right, 10, up 3, left 4, up 3, left 6 to enclose the base.  The height of the prism is, 5 centimeters.Compute the volume of the figure below.  

 

 

 

Split the figure into smaller more manageable figures.

Fill in the known lengths and solve for the unknown lengths.

The missing edge of the larger side is found by taking

Solve for the volume of each of the smaller shapes.
How do these two volumes relate to the volume of the larger shape?

The figure is split into two smaller rectangular prisms.

The rectangular prism on the left has one side of the base ,6,  and a height of 5. The rectangular prism on the right has a base of 3 by 4 and a height of 5.

The rectangular prism on the left has a base 6 by 6.