- Front, side, and top view
- Base plan
- Types of Solids
- Net of 3-dimensional figures
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is a solid with two opposite parallel and congruent bases joined by lateral faces.
A prism is described by the shape of its bases. For instance, a rectangular prism has bases that are rectangles, and a pentagonal prism has bases that are pentagons.
, the lateral edges are perpendicular to the bases, while in an
, the lateral edges are not perpendicular to the bases.
Following are facts about prisms:
The bases are polygons such as triangles, squares etc.
The lateral faces are parallelograms.
The edges formed by lateral faces are parallel to each other.
The number of lateral faces is the same as the number of sides of the base.
The height is the perpendicular distance between the two bases.