Quandaries and Queries


Name: Julie

Who is asking: Other
Level: Elementary

How many faces on a rectangular prism and how many bases? Can the base also be a face and can a face also be a base?

Thank you for your help.

Sicerely, Julie



Hi Julie,

When you rotate the prism all the different sides are called faces. I guess it can be confusing when you think of how the prism is sitting on your hand. The base would be whichever side is down. This avoids that problem. So if you are looking to find the volume of the prism, the base would be whichever side is down.

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