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Q: What is a tapering four sided shaft of stone with a pyramid on top called?

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A pentagonal pyramid.

If you mean a pyramid with a four sided base, it is a square pyramid. If you mean one with four faces, it is a tetrahedron.

well actually it is a prism. If you mean a 5 sided pyramid with the 6 side being the bottom it would be called a Pentagonal Pyramid

One possibility is a heptagonal pyramid - with a heptagon as a base and seven triangular faces meeting at the apex.

a four sided pyramid distributes the weight more, so that would be it

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Its called a 9 sided pyramid.

A 7 sided pyramid would be called a heptahedral or heptahedron.

An eight sided pyramid would be a heptagon-based pyramid.

A triangular pyramid.

A pentagonal pyramid.

A four sided pyramid is called a square based pyramid. It has a square base and four sides,(called edges,) that join at the apex. (the top of the pyramid.)

an obelisk

=Pyramid=

a pyramid

If you mean a pyramid with a four sided base, it is a square pyramid. If you mean one with four faces, it is a tetrahedron.

A triangular pyramid A triangular pyramid has four sides - each of which is a triangle. There cannot be a three sided pyramid. If you mean a 3 sided Pyramid with its base being the forth side it would be a Quadrangle. A four-sided triangular solid is also called a tetrahedron, and two interlaced are called a Star Tetrahedron.

Yes, it is called a tetrahedron or a triangular pyramid.

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