Comparing solids

Several solids are shown below. Write down some characteristics of solid B and, for each characteristic, list which other solids share that characteristic with B. (Becker and Shimada)


four faces: no others

flat faces only: A, E, and G also

only triangular faces: no others

what other properties does it have?

regular polygons as faces? maybe G also

four vertices: no others

six edges: C also

all edges line segments: A, E, G also

vertical plane intersects in a triangle: G also

How is it unlike others?

no faces parallel: D and G also

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Last updated 30 November, 2004