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asked in category: General Last Updated: 12th February, 2020# What is the base of a square prism?

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Likewise, people ask, what is the base of the prism?

A **prism** is a solid that has two faces that are parallel and congruent. These are called the **bases of the prism**. If you take any cross section of a **prism** parallel to those **bases** by making a cut through it parallel to the **bases**, the cross section will look just like the **bases**.

Similarly, what does a square based prism look like? By definition, a **square prism** is a three-dimensional shape with two **square** bases and flat sides. Therefore, all **square prisms** consist of at least two squares, even if not all the sides are squares, as long as the bases are **square**, there is a **square prism**. However, a cube has also sides that are **square**.

Also Know, what is the square prism?

A **square prism** is a three-dimensional shape cuboid figure whose bases are squares. The opposite sides and angles are congruent to each other. In the given figure, the bases of the **prism** are **square**, and therefore, it is called a **square prism**.

What is the formula for surface area?

We can also label the **length** (l), width (w), and **height** (h) of the prism and use the formula, SA=2lw+2lh+2hw, to find the surface area.