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If a pyramid has 14 edges, how many vertices does it have?

Mar 10, 2021

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Hey there!

Assuming that the bottom is flat and it comes to one point at the top, the pyramid will have 15 vertices!

Hope this helped :)

Mar 10, 2021
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Hey there!

I hope you see this as my answer was wrong!

A pyramid with 14 edges is also known as a heptagonal pyramid, meaning the base has 7 edges. Due to this, the 7 edges at the bottom and the 7 leading up to the point accumulate to 8 total vetices! Sorry for the confusion!

Hope this finds you well :)

lhyla02  Mar 11, 2021
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If a pyramid has 14 edges, how many vertices does it have?

I'm not sure what you mean by "edges" ... Think of a pyramid with a triangular base and three sides.  It has the three vertices on the base and the three vertices going up to the point at the top.  That's six total.  Apply the same reasoning to pyramids with a different number of sides.

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Hey Guest!

Vertices are the point in which edges meet. So for your example of a triangular based pyramid, there would be 3 vertices at the bottom, where the edges meet, and one final vertice at the point, or tip if oyu will. Coming to a total of 4 vertices for a triangular based pyramid.

Hope this helped :)

P.S. while writing this, i realise I've actually given the wrong answer to this question. Edit time!!

lhyla02  Mar 11, 2021
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Thanks for posting back.  I'm the one who reproduced the question in purple, and suggested using a triangular pyramid as a model.  I didn't believe your subsequent explanation so I looked it up   You are correct.  I was mistaking edges for vertices.  A vertex of a triangle is one of the sharp points.

Guest Mar 11, 2021
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No problems, just glad to be able to help :)

lhyla02  Mar 12, 2021