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How many sides does a pyramid have?

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05/07/2016

A pyramid can have an infinite number of sides other than two. If it has one (or an infinite number of) side(s), it is considered a cone. If it is, for example, a hexagonal pyramid, it will have six sides. A triangle-based pyramid has three sides. A square-based pyramid, commonly the structure used by ancient Egyptians, has four sides. There can be pentagonal pyramids, hexagonal pyramids and so on.

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01/20/2015

That depends on the base. Count the edges of the base polygon and then add 1 to determine the total number of faces, including the base. E.g., a square pyramid has 5 faces in total.