The volume of a right rectangular prism is found by multiplying the length of the base by the width of the base by the height of the prism. A right rectangular prism has a volume of 30 cubic inches. If the height of the prism is 6 inches, what is the area of the base of the prism?
Volume of a right rectangular prism is equal to the area of the base times the height. Since the height is known, divide the volume by height to find the area of the base. This is represented by 30 ÷ 6 = 5.