Q: How many flat surfaces does a rectangular prism have?

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The question is ambiguous since a rectangular pyramid and a rectangular prism will have different numbers of flat surfaces. There is no indication in the question which shape is intended.

There are 5 flat surfaces.

5

A triangular prism contains zero curved and 5 flat surfaces.

Rectangular prism has 3 more vertices than rectangular pyramid. Rectangular prism has 8 vertices. Rectangular pyramid has 5 vertices.

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A rectangular prism has 6 flat surfaces

It has 6 faces which are its flat surfaces.

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The question is ambiguous since a rectangular pyramid and a rectangular prism will have different numbers of flat surfaces. There is no indication in the question which shape is intended.

The rectangular prism has 6 surfaces

A rectangular prism is basically an elongated cube. Just like a cube, it has six sides.

6 flat surfaces - known as faces, 12 edges 8 vertices.

There are six faces in a rectangular prism6 faces

There are 5 flat surfaces.

A "rectangular" is an adjective, not a noun and so there is no way of knowing what the shape is. It could be a rectangular 2-d shape, a rectangular pyramid, a rectangular prism and they would all have different answers.

A rectangular prism is basically an elongated cube. Just like a cube, it has six sides.