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# What is a solid formed by polygons that has two congruent bases lying in parallel planes?

Updated: 12/24/2022

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A prism. The name of the prism usually reflects the polygonal shape of the bases eg triangular prism or rectangular prism.

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### What are Congruent polygons in parallel planes called?

The figure would be a prism. However, congruent polygons in parallel planes are called bases.

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### What figure has two congruent polygons in parallel planes?

A triangular prism.

### What is a solid figure that has two congruent polygons in parallel planes?

Obviously some kind of PRISM.

### What shape is a solid figure that has two congruent polygons in parallel planes?

A three-dimensional figure formed by six parallelograms is called a Parallelepiped. A cube is one example and leads to the alternate definition of a polyhedron with six faces, each of which is a parallelogram.The opposite sides are in parallel planes.

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### Is a three dimensional figure bounded by a series of rectangles and two polygons lying in parallel planes?

It need not be. A sphere, for example, has no rectangles nor polygons and no parallel planes either.

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Yes. The opposite ends of any right prism consists of two congruent and parallel faces. Two planes are parallel if the vertical distance between them is always the same.

### What is a solid with congruent circular bases in parallel planes?

The given description fits that of a cylinder

### What describes the bases of a cylinder?

A cylinder is best described as congruent on parallel planes or discs.