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# How many faces does a square have?

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A square is a two-dimensional shape that does not have a face, but a square is one of the faces of a cube. Faces are associated with solid figures, such as cylinders, cubes and pyramids. Two-dimensional shapes have breadth and width, but they do not have thickness.

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The attributes of plane shapes include a defined number of corners or sides. Solid shapes are defined by edges, vertices and faces, and they may be flat or thick. The edges of solid shapes are where two faces join; for example, a cube has a total of six square faces that create 12 edges.

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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.

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Octahedra have eight faces. The answer to this question actually lies in the shape's name because the prefix "octa-" means "eight."

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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.