Q: What is the shape of a cross section parallel to the base of a prism?

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A triangular prism has a triangular cross-section. A rectangular prism has a rectangular cross-section.

Answer 1A triangle. Answer 2For a triangular prism, the cross section is a triangle.

Triangular faces (and cross section).

A prism

It is a three dimensional shape bounded by polygonal faces (a polyhedron) which has a uniform triangular cross section, parallel triangular bases, and the remaining faces are rectangular.

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A triangular prism has a triangular cross-section. A rectangular prism has a rectangular cross-section.

Answer 1A triangle. Answer 2For a triangular prism, the cross section is a triangle.

Triangular faces (and cross section).

A prism

It is a three dimensional shape bounded by polygonal faces (a polyhedron) which has a uniform triangular cross section, parallel triangular bases, and the remaining faces are rectangular.

The cross section of a pyramid shrinks from the shape of the base down to a point as you move along its axis from the base to the apex. The cross section of a prism is constant along its axis.

triangular prism

It is a rectangle.

A prism is a 3 dimensional shape such as a cube or a box and has a unified cross-section.

The cross section of cylinder along its length (parallel to the axis of symmetry has the shape of a rectangle.