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## Prisms

categories: Maths

Prisms are one of the three categories of **Polyhedrons**. Prisms are 3D shapes with parallel and congruent* end faces, with the shape of the pair of congruent faces giving each prism its name.

**Congruent figures have exactly the same shape and size.*

**Is a cylinder a prism? Explain your answer by adding a comment to this post…**

## What is a conic section?

**Explain the rhombic prism!**

## Nick

October 18, 2013 at 1:48 am (5 years ago)Dear Miss Tomat,

It is not a prism because the side (face/s) are not rectangler.

From Chase an Nick

## Joel M & Joel G

October 18, 2013 at 1:51 am (5 years ago)Dear Miss Tomat,

These are our answers:

1. Yes it is because there is no vertices and if it was to be a pyramid it would have to have a vertex at the top.

2. In mathematics a conic section is a curve obtained as the intersection of a cone (more precisely, a right circular conical surface) with a plane.

3. A Rhombic prism is like a parrellelagram just 3D.

From Joel M & Joel G

## Eva

October 18, 2013 at 1:52 am (5 years ago)Dear Miss Tomat,

A cylinder is not a prism because it has curved lines.

Conic means a figure formed by the intersection or a plane and circular cone, depending on the angle of the plane with the respect of the cone. A conic section may be a circle.

Did you know that the rhombic prism is like a cube on a tilt, just like a rhombus that is a square on a tilt.

Eva and Renae