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# How is a rectangular prism and a cylinder different?

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### How is a cylinder different from a rectangular prism?

A cylinder is different because it is has no edges and a rectangular prism does. A cylinder has two faces and a rectangular prism has 6. A cylinder doesn't have any verticies and a rectangular prism has 8.

### What is the difference between a cylinder and a rectangular prism?

A cylinder has a circular cross section, a rectangular prism has a rectangular cross section.

### How is a cylinder different then a rectangular prism?

one is purple and the other is seven

### How is rectangular prism and cylinder different?

Everything! The base, the formulas, the shape!

### How many more vertices does a rectangular prism have than a cylinder?

5. A rectangular prism has 5 and a cylinder has none.

### What are different spatial figures?

rectangular prism,cube,cylinder,sphere,pyramid

### What are the different spatial figures?

rectangular prism,cube,cylinder,sphere,pyramid

### What is the difference of the surface area of a cylinder and a rectangular prism?

The surface area of a cylinder prism has round shape and the surface of a rectangular prism has a square shape.

### What are the different spatial figures shape?

the different spatial figures are: cone,prism,cylinder,rectangular prism,pyramid,cube,sphere

### How is a circle and a rectangular alike with a cylinder and a rectangular prism?

A cylinder contains 2 faces that are circles and a rectangular prism contains 6 faces that a a rectangle.

### How are a triangular prism and a rectangular prism are they different?

a triangular prism is different from a rectangular prism because: their names are different a triangular prism has a triangle for its' base a rectangular prism has a rectangle base a triangular prism has less sides than a rectangular prism a rectangular prism has more sides than a triangular prism

### Why is a rectangular prism net similar to a cylinder net?

Because a rectangular prism has straight edges whereas a a cylinder has curved edges.