# what is the lateral faces of a rectangular prism?

They are all rectangles (or 2 squares and 4 rectangles).

They are all rectangles (or 2 squares and 4 rectangles).

They are all rectangles (or 2 squares and 4 rectangles).

They are all rectangles (or 2 squares and 4 rectangles).

They are all rectangles (or 2 squares and 4 rectangles).

### What are the difference between a right prism and an oblique prism?

In a right prism, the lateral sides are perpendicular to the bases and so all of them are rectangular. In an oblique prism, the lateral sides are not perpendicular to the bases so that some of them (at least) are non-rectangular parallelograms. In a right prism, the lateral sides are perpendicular to the bases and so all of them are rectangular. In an oblique prism, the lateral sides are not perpendicular to the bases so…

### Is there a square prism?

technically a square prism would be a cube, so i guess not. Ignore that answer. There IS a square prism. A cube has all of its faces congruent and squares. A square prism can have 2 square bases and 4 rectangular lateral faces making it a square prism. Think of it as a rectangular prism right? Well replace the rectangle bases with squares and you have a square prism!

### How do you determine the base of a prism?

Look at the prism. If all faces are rectangular (or square) then so are the bases. Otherwise they are the two congruent parallel faces that are not rectangular. Look at the prism. If all faces are rectangular (or square) then so are the bases. Otherwise they are the two congruent parallel faces that are not rectangular. Look at the prism. If all faces are rectangular (or square) then so are the bases. Otherwise they are…

### What is a polyhedron with two parallel congruent bases and other faces being parallelograms?

It is a prismoid - a prism-like solid whose lateral faces are not perpendicular to the bases. It is a prismoid - a prism-like solid whose lateral faces are not perpendicular to the bases. It is a prismoid - a prism-like solid whose lateral faces are not perpendicular to the bases. It is a prismoid - a prism-like solid whose lateral faces are not perpendicular to the bases.