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# Is a triangle and a pyramid the same?

Updated: 9/16/2023

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No, a triangle is a two dimentional object. A pyramid is a three.

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### Can a triangular pyramid be called a rectangle pyramid?

No. A triangular pyramid describes a triangle whose base is a triangle (not just the sides which define it as a pyramid), whereas a rectangular pyramid is one whose base is a rectangle. A triangle and a rectangle are not the same (a triangle is not a rectangle, and a rectangle is not a triangle), so it would be incorrect to refer to a triangle-based pyramid as a rectangle pyramid.

### Is a triangle and a pyramid same?

No. A triangle can be a two-dimensional object whereas a pyramid must be three-dimensional (with sides that are sloped).

### The slant height of a pyramid and the altitude of a pyramid are not the same thing?

True, because the slant height and the altitude, or height, of the pyramid form one leg and the hypotenuse of a triangle withing the pyramid, and the hypotenuse of a triangle is always the longest side- it is not possible for the hypotenuse to be equal to the legs of a right triangle. (It is a right triangle because an altitude is perpendicular to the base of a pyramid.)

### What are the attributes of a pyramid?

A pyramid has a based that is a polygon such as a triangle or rectangle. The other sides of a pyramid consist of triangles, which are usually the same size.

### What is the difference between a square pyramid and a triangle pyramid?

A square pyramid has the base of a square,and sides of a triangle. While a triangle pyramid has the base and sides of a triangle.

### How many corner triangle pyramid have?

a triangle pyramid has 5 corners

### How is a pyramid and triangle different?

a pyramid is a 3D objecta triangle is a 2D object

### Is pyrmida triangle?

No, a pyramid is not a triangle.

### What is the mathematic name for a triangle based pyramid?

A TRIANGLE based PYRAMID is called a tetrahedron.

### What is a pentagonal pyramid and prism combined?

name which containig triangle prism and triangle pyramid

### Why is the food pyramid a triangle?

The food pyramid is a triangle because it is the easiets to represent the data

### Food pyramid why Food Pyramid is triangle?

It is a triangle because it is the easiest to represent the data if you put it in a triangle it is easier to read it