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What shape is the base of a triangular prism?

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Answered 2010-06-12 22:09:49

A triangular prism can have a square or triangular base.

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A triangular prism can have a square or triangular base, but faces are normally triangles. (I think)


No. The 'rectangular' or 'triangular' refer to the shape of the base of the prism. These are different.


It is normally rectangular in shape.


A triangular prism is so called because the shape of the ends is a triangle. A triangular pyramid is so called because the shape of the base is a triangle.



Their base shape. For example a rectangular prism has base that is a rectangle. Guess what kind of base shape a triangular prism has? yes, triangle.


You can call it a "triangular prism" rather than "triangular based prism" ... saying a prism is "triangular" imply that the base is a triangle. There's no other name that I know of. A prism is just a 3d shape, so all you have to say is <type of shape> + prism to get the point across.


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A triangular prism has two triangular faces, a rectangular prism does not have any.


A triangular prism has a triangle and a rectangular prism doesn't.


A Square prism has a square base a triangular has a trianguler base


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


A triangular PYRAMID has a triangular base.


A triangular prism has a triangular cross-section. A rectangular prism has a rectangular cross-section.


A triangular prism has triangular bases, a heagonal prism has ... you guessed it! ... hexagonal bases.



Every prism has a base. For a triangular prism the base is a triangle.


A regular tetrahedron. octahedron, dodecahedron.



There are many such shapes. A tetrahedron, triangular dipyramid, triangular prism, icosahedron are some examples.


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You can have a triangular prism but not a triangular cuboid which is a rectangular shape.


A triangular prism consists of two triangular bases and three rectangular sides. The shape is a pentahedron.


A triangular prism has a triangular base. A square-based prism has a square base. A prism with an n-sided base will have 2n vertices, n + 2 faces, and 3n edges.


because the cylinder has a circular base and a triangular prism has a triangular base so they are both basic shapes.



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