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An image of a rectangular prism is shown below:



Part A: If a cross section of the prism is cut perpendicular to the base, what would be the shape of the resulting cross section? Explain your answer. (5 points)

Part B: If a cross section of the prism is cut diagonal to the base, what would be the shape of the resulting cross section? Explain your answer. (5 points)

 Feb 7, 2022
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It would be a recatangle because either way you cut it at its bases both cuts will become rectangles 

SOLUTION: A plane perpendicular to the bases will intersect both bases on a straight line and the curved edge on two parallel lines. The resulting cross section is a rectangle. SOLUTION: A plane parallel to the base of a triangular prism will intersect a cross section that is the same shape as its bases.

 Feb 7, 2022

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