Chapter 9.1, Problem 29E

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A storage shed is in the shape of a pentagonal prism. The front represents one of its two pentagonal bases. What is the storage capacity (volume) of its interior?

To determine

**To find:**

The storage capacity (volume) of a storage shed in the shape of a pentagonal prism.

Explanation

The volume of any solid is the region of space occupied by it and in general the volume of a solid is given by the product of its base area and altitude.

For a regular solid prism with base area

**Calculation:**

Given,

A pentagonal prism with an irregular pentagonal base.

The pentagonal base has two sections, one a rectangular section of dimension

The height of the shed is

The capacity (volume) of the storage shed (pentagonal prism) with base area B and height â€˜

Let us calculate the base area â€˜

Since, the base is not a regular pentagonal, its area is given by

B= Area of the rectangular part of the base + Area of the triangular part of the base

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