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Urgent Geometric Help: Name Of Prism And Volume?

Thu Apr 28, 2005 1:44 am

So...I'm looking for the name of a prism consisting of 4 triangular faces...also, what would be the formula to find the volume of this figure?

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RE: Urgent Geometric Help: Name Of Prism And Volume?

Thu Apr 28, 2005 2:11 am

I think it's called a tetrahedron.

http://whistleralley.com/polyhedra/tetrahedron.htm

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RE: Urgent Geometric Help: Name Of Prism And Volume?

Thu Apr 28, 2005 2:17 am

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RE: Urgent Geometric Help: Name Of Prism And Volume?

Thu Apr 28, 2005 2:18 am

Quoting AirKas1 (Reply 1):
I think it's called a tetrahedron.

Indeed it is. If anyone cares, the tetrahedron is also fundamental to life as we know it, since it is the shape of the most basic molecules in organic chemistry (e.g., methane).

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