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.

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 pyramids of Egypt
  • Many tents
  • Telephone towers
  • The Louvre Pyramid in France

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