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

Updated: 4/28/2022

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13y ago

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

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ELIZA LAING

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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

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### How are a rectangular prism and a triangular the same?

No. The 'rectangular' or 'triangular' refer to the shape of the base of the prism. These are different.

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

A rectangular prism has 4 sides, and a triangular prism has three. Its like asking the difference between a Square and a Triangle!

### What does a triangular prism have that rectangular prism does not have?

a triangular prism has to triangular bases while a rectangular prism has a rectangle as the bases.

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### Which solid figure has the most vertices a triangular prism a rectangular pyramid a rectangular prism a triangular pyramid?

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### What shape does a triangular prism have that a recutangular prism does not havee?

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

### How many rectangular faces in a triangular prism?

There are three rectangular faces in a triangular prism.

### What solid figure has the most vertices triangular prism rectangular prism rectangular pyramid triangular pyramid?

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a triangular prism is a prism that has two triangular figures and three rectangular shapes.