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Q: Is it true some polyhedrons are both prisms and pyramids?

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they are: ---sided pyramids and triangular prisms and 20 sided 3d shapes

not all, but some

The faces are always rectangles on prisms, so if it's a triangular prism the bases are triangles; if it's a rectangular prism, the bases are rectangles; if it's a hexagonal prism, the bases are hexagons. Any polygon can form the base of a prism. Some people also consider cylinders to be circular prisms. In which case any closed plane shape can form the base of a prism.

Some of the basic 3D shapes are:spherecubecuboidcylinderrectangular prismtriangular prismhexagonal prismconesquare-based pyramidtriangular-based pyramidhexagonal pyramidThere are an unlimited number of 3d shapes. These are called polyhedrons, and their names are from the Greek word for the quantity (number) of faces (sides) on each shape. All faces are exactly the same as each other on regular polyhedrons; one or more faces are different from the other faces on irregular polyhedrons. A few of the countless number of polyhedron names, with the name following the number of faces on the 3d shape are:4 tetrahedron (a regular tetrahedron is a pyramid with 3 sloping sides and a base)5 pentahedron (a regular pentahedron is a pyramid with 4 sloping sides and a base)6 hexahedron (a regular hexahedron is a cube, having 4 sides, a top, and a base)10 decahedron12 dodecahedron24 icositetrahedron90 enneacontahedron

A cross-section refers to the end of a prism, cones are not prisms. A shape like a cylinder is a prism. Hexagonal prisms have hexagonal cross-sections, and pentagonal prisms have pentagonal cross-sections. It's that simple.But for the sake of what the question COULD mean, I'll try and help.The easiest way to find the shape of a part of a three-dimensional object is to tear it apart (literally) and look at its net. The curved surface area of the cone looks like a rectangle when the cone is split open.Here are some formulas for the fun of things:Volume of cone = 1/3πr2hSurface area of cone =πrs +πr2π = Circumference (Perimeter of the circle) / Diameter (Length from one end of the circumference to the other end passing through the centre)r = Radius (Half the diameter)s = Side length (Up the side of the cone to the top)

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Not true.

true

Some hexahedra are prisms or pyramids.

they are both solid shapes they both have a rectangle they are both prisms they are both bounded by plane polygonal faces hope this helps :)

There are infinitely many such shapes. A tetrahedron, truncated hexahedron, icosahedron, pyramids, anti-prisms are some examples.

they are: ---sided pyramids and triangular prisms and 20 sided 3d shapes

Cubes and Cuboids, some pyramids I think (not sure) Prisms. Most shapes can except for spheres ; p

Spatial figures are figures that are three dimensional. Some examples of spatial figures include cubes, cylinders, cones, prisms, pyramids, spheres and rectangular prisms. You can get some more details about these figures on Psychometric Success website.

not all, but some

Prisms are objects that divide the colours of the rainbow. Some prisms are Triangular, Rectangular and etc.

they both have faces vertices and edges :)

A polygon is a plane (2-dimensional) object bounded by straight lines. A polyhedron (not polyhendron!) is a solid (3-dimensional) object bounded by polygonal faces. So, pyramids and some prisms are polyhedra. A cylinder is a type of prism but, because two of its faces are circular, those faces are not polygons. As a result a cylinder is not a polyhedron.

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