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Q: How are square pyramid and triangular pyramid different?

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A triangular pyramid has a triangular base and three triangular faces meeting at its apex. A square pyramid has a square base and four triangular faces meeting at its apex.

A square pyramid has a square base and four triangular faces. A pentagonal pyramid has a pentagonal base and five triangular faces.

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Neither a triangular nor a rectangular pyramid has a square base. A square pyramid has a square base.

A pyramid with a square base, like the great pyramids of Egypt or Mexico. The bottom is square and they have four equal and identical triangular sides. This makes them different from a tetrahedron, a pyramid with a triangular base and three triangular sides.

Square pyramid : 5 vertices. Triangular pyramid : 4 vertices.

A square pyramid has 1 more vertex than a triangular pyramid. A square pyramid has 5 vertices, and a triangular pyramid has 4 vertices.

Square Pyramid has a square base and 4 triangular sides. Triangular Pyramid has a triangle base and 3 triangular sides.

a square * * * * * That would be a square pyramid! A triangular pyramid would have ... wait for it ... a TRIANGULAR base! Worth waiting for, wasn't it?

The base of a triangular prism is a triangle and the base of a square pyramid is a square.

how many more vertices does a square pyramid have that triangular pyramid

A pyramid which we normally call a triangular- based pyramid has 4 triangular phases (including the base, so that means the base of a normal pyramid is triangular) but a a square pyramid has a square phase to its base and the other 4 phases are triangular. so that can be identified as the difference between a pyramid and a square pyramid.

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