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# Why is a cube a prism?

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A prism has the same cross section throughout its length no matter what form it may take i.e. a cubic prism, a cuboid prism, a triangular prism, a hexagonal prism, a cylindrical prism etc.

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## Related Questions

No, a cube is a cube and a rectangular prism is a rectangular prism. They are two different shapes.

A cube is a prism. A cube is another term for a square prism, that makes cube a prism. Others call it special because a cube has 6 square and sometimes equal sides/faces.

A Rubik's cube is a cube, therefore it is a type of rectangular prism.

A cube cannot be a rectangular prism, as the cross section of this prism would be a rectangle, as opposed to a square. A square prism (if that is what it is called) could be a cube, but is not necessarily.

A cube is a special case of a rectangular prism. If each edge of a rectangular prism were of the same measure, then it would be a cube.

yes! A cube is a type of prism. A prism is a subcategory of a cylinder. Then I cube is a type of cylinder

why is a cube a speacial kind of rectangular prism

there are 12 edges and 6 sides in a cube prism.

No. But every cube is also a rectangular prism.

A cube is a special case of a rectangular prism. It is a rectangular prism with all sides equal.

Cube: 12Triangular prism: 9Difference: 3A cube has 12 edges.A triangular prism has 9 edges.The cube has 3 more edges than the triangular prism.

A cube is like a square and a rectangular prism is like a rectangle.

No No Cube is squarishe while a rectangular prism is longer on all the faces

The square prism is just a cube. It has 6 faces in a cube

Yes. A cube is a special case of a rectangular prism.

A cube is a rectangular prism in which each edge is of the same length.

A cube is different to a rectangular prism because in a cube all the edges have to be equal in length, where's in a rectangular prism the edges can be of various lengths.

A square prism can have any height. A cube is a type of square prism, one where the height is the same as the base.

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