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Hello again,

I know these are two different figures but I don't understand why or if a cube can be a square based prism. Thank you

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Team Alloprof • 1yr.

Hello to you!

Good question!

A prism is a polyhedron with bases (isometric and parallel faces) and side faces (quadrilaterals).

The cube is a solid formed of 6 identical faces (squares). As for the square-based prism , it has two square bases and rectangles as side faces.

The definition of a rectangle is the following : quadrilateral with 4 square 90 degrees angles.

So, based on these definitions, the cube is considered to be a particular square-based prism!

Looking forward to helping you again :D