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Question from Debbie, a parent:

What is the name of the solid figure: 1) base with 5 equal sides and faces that are 5 triangles 2) all 6 faces are squares and 3) 2 congruent pentagons for bases and 5 rectangular faces. Please help! Thanks

Hi Debbie,

Two of the words you are looking for you can find in our glossary. The words are pyramid and prism.

I hope this helps,

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