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 3-D Shapes Net of 3-dimensional figures A net is a two-dimensional pattern that can be folded to form a three-dimensional figure. NET OF A PRISM Prisms are 3-D polyedra with parallel, congruent bases. If we break this prism into its parts we are going to have 2 bases (hexagons) and 6 lateral faces (rectangles) which make up the lateal area. NET OF A CYLINDER A cylinder is a 3-dimensional figure with two circular bases and a curved face. To get the net of a cylinder, we can imagine that the lateral area of a cylinder can be "unrolled" into a rectangle with one side equaling the circumference of the circle and the other side equal to the height of the cylinder (unless it is oblique). NET OF A PYRAMID A pyramid is a solid all of whose faces, apart from the base, are triangular and meet at a point. The type of pyramid is determined by teh base. If the base is a rectangle, we say the pyramid is a rectangular pyramid. If the base is a square its is a square pyramid and so on. The net of the pyramid includes the base and all the triangular faces that make up the sides. NET OF A CONE A cone is a solid pointed figure with a circular base. A cone is a kind of pyramid whose base is a circle. The net of a cone is