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# How many faces does a pyramid have?

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A pyramid with a rectangular base has five faces. Since pyramids can have bases with any number of sides, the formula to calculate the number of faces is the number of sides of the shape that forms the base of the pyramid plus one.

Pyramids are three-dimensional figures with a polygon base and triangles that meet at one vertex. The vertex where the sides meet is referred to as the apex. The name of the pyramid is dictated by the shape at the base of the pyramid. A pyramid with a four-sided base is referred to as a square pyramid. The famous pyramids in Egypt are square pyramids.

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A square pyramid has a total of five faces. Four of these are side faces, made up of triangles, while the base of the pyramid is a square.

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A rectangular pyramid has five faces, which consists of one rectangular face and four triangular faces. Pyramids are named after the shape of their base, which means a rectangular pyramid has a rectangle for a base.