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# Are all pyramids platonic solids

Updated: 9/15/2023

Wiki User

11y ago

no

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13y ago

Wiki User

11y ago

No, because the base of the triangle can be basically any polygon, and only a triangle with an equilateral triangle is a platonic solid.

To be more specific, only a regular tetrahedron, in which all 4 triangular faces are equilateral, is a platonic solid. Any triangular pyramid is a tetrahedron, but not necessarily a regular tetrahedron. The pyramids in Egypt and Central America are square pyramids, by the way, not triangular.

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6y ago

No because only tetrahedron pyramids are Platonic Solids that have 4 triangular faces, 6 edges and 4 vertices

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