They are both named according to the polygons that form their base(s).
Most of the common ones have already been named, so I will not be naming any. Prisms and pyramids are named according to the 2-dimensional shape of their base(s). For example, triangular prism or square based pyramid.
they are not sometimes prisms
Both pyramids and prisms are three dimensional. Both of them have polygon faces. Another thing common about pyramids and prisms is that they have a base and faces.
i am not sure.
The surface area of prisms or pyramids are simply the total area of the corresponding nets.
One difference is square pyramids have 4 triangular faces while rectangular prisms have none!
pyramids are prisms. * * * * * Pyramids are not prisms nor are prisms pyramids. A pyramid has one polygonal base. Each side of that polygon is connected to a triangle, whose third vertices meet at a point above the base of the pyramid. A prism has two congruent polygonal bases that are parallel to one another. They are joined together by rectangles.
They are both polyhedra.