Grade 4 • 2yr.

Hello,

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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Grade 4 • 2yr.

Hello,

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.

Explanation from Alloprof

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Hello to you!

Good question!

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prismis a polyhedron with bases (isometric and parallel faces) and side faces (quadrilaterals).The cubeis a solid formed of 6 identical faces (squares). As for thesquare-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!

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