JavaScript: Volume of a Pentagonal Prism

JavaScript Math: Exercise-62 with Solution

Write a JavaScript program to calculate the volume of a prism using only its height and one of its hexagonal sides.

In geometry, the pentagonal prism is a prism with a pentagonal base. It is a type of heptahedron with seven faces, fifteen edges, and ten vertices.

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JavaScript Math: Volume of a Pentagonal Prism
JavaScript Math: Volume of a Pentagonal Prism

Sample Solution:

JavaScript Code:

// Define a function volume_Pentagonal_Prism that calculates the volume of a pentagonal prism given its base edge and height.
const volume_Pentagonal_Prism = (base_edge, height) => {
  // Check if the base edge and height are numbers and positive.
  is_Number(base_edge, 'Base Edge');
  is_Number(height, 'Height');
  // Return the volume of the pentagonal prism.
  return (1/4 * height * base_edge * base_edge * Math.sqrt(5 * (5 + 2 * (Math.sqrt(5)))));

// Define a function is_Number that checks if a given value is a number and positive.
const is_Number = (n, n_name = 'number') => {
  // If the given value is not a number, throw a TypeError.
  if (typeof n !== 'number') {
    throw new TypeError('The ' + n_name + ' is not Number type!');
  // If the given value is negative or not a finite number, throw an Error.
  else if (n < 0 || (!Number.isFinite(n))) {
    throw new Error('The ' + n_name + ' must be a positive values!');

// Call the volume_Pentagonal_Prism function with valid and invalid arguments and output the results.
console.log(volume_Pentagonal_Prism(4.0, 8.0));
console.log(volume_Pentagonal_Prism('4.0', 8.0));
console.log(volume_Pentagonal_Prism(4.0, -8.0));


Uncaught TypeError: The Base Edge is not Number type! 
 at https://cdpn.io/cpe/boomboom/pen.js?key=pen.js-5d61fb21-ef72-d840-7127-0d851f83a866:9
Uncaught Error: The Height must be a positive values! 
 at https://cdpn.io/cpe/boomboom/pen.js?key=pen.js-efb93b94-2200-1f40-7134-9a617d9067bc:13


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