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Geometric Surfaces

Problems

Prisms and Cylinders

Pyramids and Cones

Problem : How many faces are in a prism whose bases have n sides?

There are n + 2 faces in such a prism.

Problem : What makes a right prism different from an ordinary prism?

The lateral edges of a right prism are perpendicular to the planes that contain the bases.

Problem : What is the difference between a right circular cylinder and a right prism?

The bases of a right circular cylinder are circles, whereas the bases of a right prism are polygons. They are otherwise the same.

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