# Why are Egyptian pyramids triangular in shape?

# Why is an Egyptian pyramid triangular?

well the out side of a pyramid sometimes looks like stairs symbolizing the stairway to after life for the pharaohs

# Why are the Egyptian pyramids triangular in shape?

The pyramids of Egypt were built in a triangular shape to representa mound. The shape was a representation of the Egyptian belief thatthe Earth came from a mound. Note that w…hile the pyramids are triangular from the side, theyactually occupy a square footprint (i.e. square pyramids). This wasin order to align the pyramids with the cardinal directions.

# What is the base shape of a triangular pyramid?

the base of a triangular pyramid is triangle

# What is shaped like a triangular pyramid?

The Egyptian Pyramid that was made out of sand and stone. Look at a 3D image of that on Google, bing,yahoo, or other resources.

# Why was the Egyptian pyramids pyramid shaped?

Firstly, the pyramid shape represents the first land to appear at the beginning of time--the primordial mound, or the "Ben-ben". Secondly, the sloping sides of the pyramid sha…pe enabled the dead pharaoh to symbolically climb up to the heavens and live in peace forever. Thirdly, the shape of a pyramids is thought to be representative of the descending rays of the sun, and most pyramids were faced with polished, highly reflective white limestone, in order to give them a brilliant appearance when viewed from a distance.

# Why is the shape of a pyramid triangular?

It isn't, it's pyramidal.

# How did the builders get pyramids in a triangular shape?

They built the foundation up making it smaller every time because of the square base.

# What shapes are in a triangular pyramid?

4 triangles and 1 square.

# What is in the shape of a triangular base pyramid?

the base of a triangular pyramid is triangle .

# What shape is a triangular based pyramid?

It is a tetrahedron, which is defined as a four- sided figure with all triangular sides.

# What shape are the faces on a triangular pyramid?

triangle... because pyramids are triangular therefore triangular pyramids have triangle faces

# Why is food pyramid triangular in shape?

As we all know, triangles are thinner up the top and wider down the bottom. The foods we need to eat the most are at the bottom because there are more of them and that's where… there is more space. The food we should eat least is up the top because there are less of these and the top is where there is less space. Don't forget that the foods we should eat can also be represented in a pie diagram as well. Hope this helps!

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# What is the base of the shape triangular pyramid?

a square * * * * * That would be a square pyramid! A triangular pyramid would have ... wait for it ... a TRIANGULAR base! Worth waiting for, wasn't it?

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# How many shapes are in a triangular pyramid?

Four triangles (one on the bottom and the 3 sides).

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# What shape is the faces of a triangular pyramid?

Triangular Pyramid......... The faces are Triangular....

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# What has the same shape as a triangular pyramid?

Tetrahedron

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# What is shaped a triangular based pyramid?

A pyramid with a triangular base is known as a tetrahedron .