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# How Many Vertices Does a Cylinder Have?

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A cylinder has zero vertices. A cylinder does not have a vertex because there is no point where two lines meet. This is because a cylinder, unlike a prism, has circular faces; there is no corner where two straight lines meet.

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A vertex is where two lines intersect. It is otherwise known as a corner. A triangle, for example, has three vertices while a square has four. Three-dimensional objects tend to have more vertices than do two-dimensional figures because they have more corners than their two-dimensional counterparts. A cube, for example, has eight vertices, and a triangular prism has six.

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A two-dimensional rectangle has four vertices, and a three-dimensional rectangle has eight. The differences between the two figures are the number of sides and points of intersection.

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Rectangular prisms have eight vertices. They also have six faces and 12 edges. "Vertices" is the plural of "vertex," which is defined as the point where three or more faces come together to form a point or a corner, in terms of polyhedrons

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A vertex is a corner on a polygon, polytope or polyhedron, and when faces, facets or edges of an object come together, a vertex forms; however, because a sphere features no meeting points, it has no vertices. Even though a sphere does have one continuous surface, its lack of meeting points with any other surface means that it technically has no faces. Spheres have no lines, so they also have no edges.