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Q: How are prisms and pyramids similar how are they different?

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because they are based one one shape

they are not sometimes prisms

No.

The surface area of prisms or pyramids are simply the total area of the corresponding nets.

To start off a pyramid has 1 base and the prism has 2 bases. The prism has more vertices than a pyramid.

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because they are based one one shape

They are both polyhedra.

Pyramids and cones have one base and an apex whereas prisms and cylinders have two bases.

cones are similar to pyramids because they come to a point, also known as the vertex. Cones and pyramids are also conic. Cylinders are similar to prisms because their base, no matter what shape, will translate (slide) all the way up the middle to the top. Basically, their 2 bases should always always always be congruent. Prisms and cylinders are also cylindric.

they are not sometimes prisms

There are different kinds of space figures. The names of these space figures are rectangular prisms, cubes, pyramids, and cylinder.

Both pyramids and prisms are three dimensional. Both of them have polygon faces. Another thing common about pyramids and prisms is that they have a base and faces.

i am not sure.

No.

One difference is square pyramids have 4 triangular faces while rectangular prisms have none!

The surface area of prisms or pyramids are simply the total area of the corresponding nets.

pyramids are prisms. * * * * * Pyramids are not prisms nor are prisms pyramids. A pyramid has one polygonal base. Each side of that polygon is connected to a triangle, whose third vertices meet at a point above the base of the pyramid. A prism has two congruent polygonal bases that are parallel to one another. They are joined together by rectangles.

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