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# What shape is the base of a triangular prism?

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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.

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 &lt;type of shape&gt; + prism to get the point across.

A triangular prism.A triangular prism.A triangular prism.A triangular prism.

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

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 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.

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

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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