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The Power of Pyramids

Meira Feinman

What structure could interest everyone from thieves and explorers to archaeologists and historians? A pyramid, of course! Come along with Jr. as we explore these fascinating structures in all their variations.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Trick question: What shape is a pyramid? A pyramid, of course! But actually, it’s not quite that simple. Did you know some pyramids are built on rectangular and oval bases?

The exact definition of a pyramid is a solid figure with a polygonal-shaped base and triangular sides that meet at a common point. A polygon is a closed plane figure with three or more sides. Triangles, rectangles, and octagons are all examples of polygons. So you can have pentagonal (five-sided) pyramids and hexagonal (six-sided) pyramids.


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