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# How are a triangular prism and a rectangular prism are they different?

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a triangular prism is different from a rectangular prism because:

their names are different

a triangular prism has a triangle for its' base

a rectangular prism has a rectangle base

a triangular prism has less sides than a rectangular prism

a rectangular prism has more sides than a triangular prism

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