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Miss, a teacher:

How many different nets does a square-based pyramid have?

Hi Miss,

The number of "nets" of what a solid shape would look like if we "unfolded it. A square pyramid would have a square and four triangles. For example:

This is the most obvious example of a net of a square based pyramid. Here is a less obvious example of a net:

How many more times could you do this before you begin to repeat the nets?

Hope this helps,


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