How Many Vertices Does a Cylinder Have?


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.

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.

1 Additional Answer Answer for: how many vertices does a cylinder have
A cylinder has 2 bases and 1 curved surface, no vertices and technically does not have any edges.
Because a cylinder has a curved surface, it is technically not a polyhedron. The terms "faces" and "edges" only apply to polyhedra which have flat surfaces, straight edges and vertices.
Explore this Topic
The vertices of a prism are the corners. In the case of a rectangular prism it is where three faces meet. A rectangular prism has eight of these vertices. ...
12 edges and 8 vertices ...
An octagon has eight vertices and eight sides. A square would have 4 while a box would have 8. To figure out how many vertices a shape has, you can count the angles ...
About -  Privacy -  Careers -  Ask Blog -  Mobile -  Help -  Feedback  -  Sitemap  © 2014