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Q: What is the difference between the cross section of a pyramid and the cross section of a prism?

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A cylinder has a circular cross-section whereas a cuboid has a quadrilateral cross-section.

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It'll help you divide the pyramid into sections that are easy for you to study from

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The cross section volume of a trapezoid is found between 0 and 2.0.

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A triangular prism has a uniformed cross-section whereas a rectangular pyramid does not.

I assume you mean between prism and pyramid. I suggest you look at some picture of prisms and pyramids, to get it perfectly clear. In any case, a prism has the same horizontal cross section from the bottom the top. On the other hand, the lines of a pyramid get together towards the top, to a point. If you take a horizontal cross section, at the base it will be larger, but the closer you get to the top, the smaller such a cross section will be.

A cylinder has a circular cross-section whereas a cuboid has a quadrilateral cross-section.

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A cylinder has a circular cross section, a square prism has a square cross section.

A cylinder has a circular cross section, a rectangular prism has a rectangular cross section.

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You cannot have a 2d pyramid - whether or not it is square based. The 2d cross section will depend on the plane of the cross section.

It depends on the pyramid. If it is a square based pyramid, a horizontal plane will give a square cross section, a plane inclined by a rotation parallel to one of the base axes will give a rectangular cross section whereas a plane inclined by rotation along both basal axes will result in a parallelogram cross section. Not sure how you get a parallelogram from a pentagonal or hexagonal (etc) pyramid.

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It'll help you divide the pyramid into sections that are easy for you to study from

longitudinal section provide information only across the center ligne but cross section provide information forwad the right nd left angle.

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