# What is a Rectangular Pyramid? Definition and Examples

What is a rectangular pyramid? A rectangular pyramid is a pyramid whose base is a rectangle and the sides are triangles. The figure below shows a rectangular pyramid.

## Properties of a rectangular pyramid

- A rectangular pyramid has five faces, 8 edges, and 5 vertices

- Opposite faces are congruent

- The triangular faces all meet at a common vertex called apex

## Real-life examples of rectangular pyramid

- The Louvre Pyramid in France

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