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# How many faces does a hexagonal prism have?

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A hexagonal prism has eight faces, six of which are rectangles, and two of which are hexagons. A hexagonal prism consists of a top and bottom hexagon that are both joined by straight lines connecting each set of vertices.

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Prisms are the simplest way to turn a two dimensional polygon into a three-dimensional shape. A simple prism consists of two identical shapes on either end, connected with straight lines at each set of vertices. The shapes are named for the shapes on the end. For example, triangular prism and square prisms are the two simplest types of prisms. The amount of faces will always be equal to two plus the amount of edges of the base shape.

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A hexagonal prism always has 18 edges. There are six edges around the top and bottom hexagon faces, equaling 12 edges, and another six where the faces are connected on the sides, for a total of 18 edges.

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A pentagonal prism has five lateral faces and two pentagonal bases, which equal seven faces. A prism has two congruent polygons that form the top and bottom of the shape. These polygons are referred to as bases. The remaining sides are referred to as lateral faces.

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A triangular prism has five faces, six vertices and nine edges. The face is the flat side of a solid figure, and it is typically in the form of a plane figure such as a rectangle, square or triangle, with the triangular prism having two triangular bases and three rectangular sides. Another type of prism is the rectangular prism, which has six rectangular faces, 12 vertices and eight edges.