Prisms and Pyramids (Polyhedrons)
by Steven Honeywell
| 2 Questions
Polyhedrons are 3D figures that have faces that are all polygons. There are two major types: Prisms and Pyramids.

Prisms are polyhedrons (3D) that have 2 congruent bases. The lateral faces of a prism are always parallelograms.

Pyramids are polyhedrons (3D) that have one base. The lateral faces of a pyramid are always triangles.
Based upon the definitions of prisms and pyramids, what is the figure above? Support your answer with your knowledge of prisms and pyramids.
Is the figure below a triangular prism or is it a triangular pyramid? Write your answer somewhere on the picture below. Then label the figure with evidence to support your answer.
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