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muscrat123
 one year ago
An image of a prism is shown below:
A right rectangular prism is shown.
Part A: A cross section of the prism is cut with a plane parallel to the base. What is the name of the shape created by the cross section? Explain your answer. (5 points)
Part B: 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)
muscrat123
 one year ago
An image of a prism is shown below: A right rectangular prism is shown. Part A: A cross section of the prism is cut with a plane parallel to the base. What is the name of the shape created by the cross section? Explain your answer. (5 points) Part B: 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)

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muscrat123
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1its just a regular rectangular prism

muscrat123
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1i dont know how to explain

muscrat123
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1i already know it is a rectangle i just dont know how to explain how it is a rectangle

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4as dan815 has shown, if you cut along any line parallel to the base, you'll basically get 2 prisms. These two prisms will have the same bases: a rectangle that is congruent to the base of the original prism. So that's why the cross section is the same as the base

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4dw:1436230950193:dw

muscrat123
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1ok thanks @jim_thompson5910

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4the other drawing dan posted shows what you get dw:1436231243830:dw

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4if you cut a line that is perpendicular to the base, then the cross section will look like one of the lateral faces (it will depend how you cut)

muscrat123
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1isnt it a triangle?

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4no, it's also a rectangle (see the drawing)

muscrat123
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1ok. i still dont understand why

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0because a rectangle prism all sides are congruent.

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0no matter how you cute it. the other side will be the same

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4imagine you are cutting that big block into 2 pieces dw:1436231405243:dw

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4The cross section is this shaded portion dw:1436231502495:dw