# How do you find ratio of surface area to volume in a rectangular prism?

##### 1 Answer

Feb 29, 2016

Divide the Surface Area by the Volume

#### Explanation:

Dimensions of the rectangular prism

Width = w

Height = h

Length = l

surface area (S) =

volume (V) =

Surface area to volume ratio =

For a prism of width 2, length 2 and height 4

Surface area would be

Volume would be

The Surface area to Volume ratio would be 2.5