# Find the possible values of b,h and l for a triangular prism with volume 21 cubic meters. How many ways can you do this? Sketch a diagram of one possible prism.

## do you mean a right triangular prism?

what are b, h, and l? If the triangle part is a right triangle, the volume=1/2 bhl

or bhl=42

and b, h, l can be any value to give that product. example b=1/2, l= 1/2, h=168

## To find the possible values of b, h, and l for a triangular prism with volume 21 cubic meters, we can start by using the formula for the volume of a triangular prism:

Volume = (1/2) * b * h * l,

where b represents the base of the triangle, h is the height of the triangle, and l is the length of the prism.

Given that the volume is 21 cubic meters, we can rewrite the equation as:

21 = (1/2) * b * h * l.

We are looking for whole number values of b, h, and l that satisfy this equation.

Now, let's consider the factors of 21: 1, 3, 7, and 21.

To find the possible values, we need to find all the combinations of b, h, and l that equal 21 when multiplied.

If b = 1, the equation becomes:

21 = (1/2) * 1 * h * l.

Multiplying both sides by 2, we get:

42 = h * l.

Now, we look for all possible combinations of h and l that multiply to give 42. The factors of 42 are: 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 14, 21, and 42.

So, if b = 1, the possible combinations of h and l are:

h = 1, l = 42,
h = 2, l = 21,
h = 3, l = 14,
h = 6, l = 7,
and vice versa.

Similarly, we can repeat this process for b = 3, 7, and 21.

By going through each possible value of b and finding the corresponding values of h and l that satisfy the equation, we can determine all the possible combinations.

It's important to note that the order of h and l matters, as they represent the dimensions of the prism. For example, (h = 3, l = 14) is different from (h = 14, l = 3).

To sketch a diagram of one possible prism, let's consider the case where b = 7, h = 2, and l = 3. This means we have a base triangle with base length 7 and height 2, and a prism with a length of 3.

```
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/ \
/___\
B L B
```

In this diagram, B represents the base triangle and L represents the length of the prism.

Please note that this is just one possible configuration, and there are other valid combinations of b, h, and l that satisfy the equation and result in different prism shapes.