Anonymous

What Are Some Differences Between Prisms And Pyramids?

21

21 Answers

Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
A prism is formed when the joining edges and faces are at a perpendicular angle to the base faces. This only applies if the faces that are joined are rectangular - this is called a right prism. If it is the case that the faces that join are not perpendicular to the base faces it is called an oblique prism.
Pyramids are a different shape and are with a three-dimensional polyhedron face where the bases are triangular and meet at one point, called the apex. The base of a pyramid can be any polygon though it is usually a square or a triangle touching three or four non-base faces.
A prism has many sides whereas the pyramid has five sides including a flat shape underneath.
A prism has three rectangular sides and 2 of these 3 rectangular surfaces are identical in size. Any rectangular side can work as an end.
A pyramid has a base and a connecting point, while a prism has a base, together with a translated copy of it.
The sides or faces formed in a pyramid are always triangles, while in a prism, they normally form a parallelogram.
A pyramid is often regarded as a solid building, while a prism is referred to something that is transparent, and can refract, reflect or split light.
This is a good visual representation of the differences visually www.slideshare.net/guest11dd19/prisms-pyramids
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
A difference between a prism and a pyramid is that a prism is a shape with 2 congruent bases and a pyramid is a shape with one base.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Pyramid: Pyramid has four sides and they are triangular in shape. Only 1 side is square in shape which is the base.

Prism: Prism has three rectangular sides and 2 of these 3 rectangular surfaces are identical in size. Any rectangular side can work as a base.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
The difference between Prisms and Pyramids are that Pyramids have only one possible base and all of the prisms faces can be bases.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
The difference between a pyramid and prism (in geometry) is that a pyramid has one base and lateral faces that are triangles where prisms have two congruent bases and lateral faces that are parallelograms.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Prisms are connected by rectangles and Pyramids are connected by triangles. Also Prisms have two bases and pyramids have one base. Hope my answer helps! :-]
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Similarities:
• They both have many different kinds.
•      They both have edges, vertices and faces to make the shape.
Differences:
• A pyramid only has one possible base.
• A pyramid joins to a point.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Prisms are solids whose top and bottom ends are equal and parallel, but pyramids are solids with flat sides which slope to a point called the apex.   NOUNA
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Pyramids
- 1 base
- opposite ends on the bottom are parallel to each other
- Used for Egyptian temples
- All sides join at the top vertex
- triangular sides


Prisms
- 2 Bases
- has a vertex
- Rectangular sides
- Opposite ends are parallel to each other

Both
- Can be used for roofs
- Can have many sides
- Can be used in skyscrapers
- Both have many different kinds
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Prisms: Lateral sides are always rectangles.
Pyramids: Lateral sides are always triangles.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
The difference between prisms & pyramids is:
Prisms:-   Pyramids:-
-solid   -have triangular faces
-they have faces   -they have 5 faces
-all edges are connected   -all the faces meet at a point(apex)
-they have vertices   -they have a square base
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
I have a table that shows the area of the 4 largest states in the United States and their ranking. How do I find the difference between the area of the 4th ranked state and the 1st ranked state?
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
I also don't understand the difference between a prism and a pyramid. Can someone explain to me?
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
If you cut a prism in half it stays the same shape but if you cut a pyramid in half it doesnt stay the same shape
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
I don't know I'm doin my math hw I need answeres or else the teach goin 2 gime detention

Answer Question

Anonymous