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### Prisms and Cylinders

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- Prism: A polyhedron with two opposite faces that are parallel and congruent
- Polyhedrons have bases and lateral faces
- Regular prism: A prism whose faces are all the same
- Cylinders have two bases that are congruent and parallel circles
- Altitude: A segment that measures the height

### Prisms and Cylinders

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- Intro 0:00
- Prisms 0:06
- Polyhedron
- Regular Prism, Bases, and Lateral Faces
- Cylinders 9:37
- Bases and Altitude
- Extra Example 1: Classify Each Prism by the Shape of Its Bases 11:16
- Extra Example 2: Name Two Different Edges, Faces, and Vertices of the Prism 15:44
- Extra Example 3: Name the Solid of Each Object 17:58
- Extra Example 4: Write True or False for Each Statement 19:47

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### Transcription: Prisms and Cylinders

*Welcome back to Educator.com.*0000

*For the next lesson, we are going to go over prisms and cylinders.*0002

*A prism is the first type of polyhedron or solid that we are going to go over.*0009

*Polyhedron, that sounds like a big word; but poly means many.*0017

*We are used to hearing the word polygon.*0029

*Polygon remember is like a shape where we have many sides; polygon.*0031

*Polyhedron, it is a way of saying many faces.*0038

*We are going to go over face in a bit.*0045

*But polyhedron is just when you have a three-dimensional figure, three-dimensional object.*0046

*Each side has to be straight; it has to be a segment.*0054

*That is called a polyhedron.*0062

*Another name for these three-dimensional objects are called solids.*0069

*Solids, we can have round or circular sides.*0077

*But polyhedrons, that is the only difference between them.*0084

*They are pretty much the same thing.*0086

*Solids and polyhedron, they are both talking about three-dimensional objects.*0087

*Solids, they could be circles; the sides could be circles.*0091

*For polyhedrons, each side has to be straight.*0096

*They have to be segments, line segments; many faces.*0099

*Prism is the first type.*0107

*Prism is when you have a three-dimensional object with two opposite faces that are parallel and congruent.*0110

*It is talking about faces.*0122

*Each one of these sides like this right here, this right here, and this right here, those are all faces.*0124

*All the sides of the prism, the three-dimensional solid, is a face.*0138

*When two of those faces are parallel and congruent, the two opposite faces are parallel and congruent,*0148

*then you have what is called a prism.*0158

*Those two faces that are parallel and congruent, those two are called bases.*0162

*This base, we can label as the top face and the bottom face.*0174

*You can't really see a bottom face.*0183

*Those can be labeled as bases because see how these two sides are congruent and they are parallel.*0194

*So those could be labeled as bases.*0203

*Anytime you have just two opposite faces being parallel and congruent, you have a prism.*0211

*This is called a rectangular prism because the bases are rectangles.*0217

*You are probably thinking that these two sides, the left and the right side, are also parallel and congruent.*0224

*The front and the back sides, this front and the back, are also parallel and congruent.*0231

*Rectangular prisms, you can actually label any two opposite faces as your bases.*0237

*Let me give you an example of one that is not rectangular prism.*0246

*Say I have two, three, four, five; and then I have...*0250

*When I have something like this, this is also a prism.*0266

*The bases would be this top face and this bottom face because they are both parallel and congruent.*0279

*This is called a prism; more specifically what is the base in the shape of?*0291

*What is the polygon?--this is a pentagon.*0299

*This is actually called a pentagonal prism because the base is in the shape of a pentagon; five sides.*0303

*Another example would be triangle; let's say... like that.*0313

*The bases are not going to be top and bottom.*0331

*In this case, it doesn't have to be top and bottom.*0333

*There is nowhere where it says the bases of the prism has to be top and bottom.*0335

*As long as the two faces that are opposite are both parallel and congruent.*0342

*Meaning they are facing the same direction; they are not going to ever intersect.*0351

*They are congruent; they have to be exactly the same.*0357

*This is also a prism because we do have two sides that are parallel and congruent.*0359

*This, the base is in the shape of a triangle.*0367

*This is a called a triangular prism; these are prisms.*0370

*We are pretty much only going to go over the rectangular prism.*0375

*But just so you understand what a prism is, these are just a few examples.*0379

*Again this is called base; prisms always have two bases.*0384

*We have to have two bases.*0393

*The rest of the sides, the rest of the faces, the ones that are not bases, are called lateral faces.*0396

*This right here, this right here, this side right here,*0407

*this backside right here, those are all lateral faces.*0412

*This is a lateral face, lateral face, lateral face.*0418

*This triangle is a lateral face; those are all lateral faces.*0423

*All the sides of a prism are either considered bases or lateral faces.*0428

*Regular prism; regular we know is when all the sides are the same.*0436

*It is regular; all the sides are the same; all the faces are the same.*0442

*That is what it means for a prism.*0446

*If I have a regular prism, that means all the faces are exactly the same.*0448

*They are all congruent.*0452

*If I have a rectangular prism where all the sides are the same,*0455

*then we know that each side has to be a square.*0466

*Each side of this is congruent.*0471

*This, the name for this, there is a specific name; it is a cube.*0474

*I am sure you heard of that before; cube.*0481

*A cube is a rectangular prism that is regular; regular prism.*0484

*We went over base; we went over faces; each side is a face.*0494

*This right here, each of these segments are called...*0503

*let me just draw this base to this base so you know that that is what I am talking about.*0511

*Each of these sides, these segments, they are called edges.*0517

*Edge there; this is an edge; this is an edge.*0525

*All of those are called edges; sides are faces; these are edges.*0529

*This right here is like the vertex; but the plural word for vertex is vertices.*0537

*All of these make up the vertices of a prism.*0548

*We have base or another face.*0554

*Because each one of these are faces, more specifically, this is a base.*0566

*But these are all considered faces, edges, and vertices.*0571

*The next type of solid is a cylinder; you have seen the shape before.*0579

*Maybe a can of soup; that is a cylinder.*0586

*Lot of things; a cup could be a cylinder.*0592

*A cylinder is when we have two bases that are congruent and parallel circles.*0596

*It is almost the same thing as a prism where we have two opposite faces being parallel and congruent.*0603

*With the bases, they are called bases.*0612

*But in this case, the two bases have to be circles.*0615

*If they are circles, then it is a cylinder.*0619

*We know that this is a base and this has to be the base.*0622

*Those are circles; the altitude is like the height.*0631

*A height is how tall this is; how tall is it standing; this is H.*0638

*If you lay it down sideways so it is like this, make sure that this has to be the height.*0646

*It is from base to base; that is considered the height.*0655

*Again cylinder is a solid where we have two circles as the bases and this is the height.*0661

*The altitude is the height.*0672

*Our first example is classifying each prism by the shape of its bases.*0678

*This first one, it is almost the same as the one that we went over.*0686

*The base for this, it has a few different pairs that we can label as bases.*0694

*But you can't label all of them as bases.*0702

*Only two faces can be the bases; two faces can be bases.*0704

*If you want, you can label the top and the bottom as bases.*0710

*Or if you want, you can label the front and the back.*0714

*Or the left and the right sides; as long as it is only two sides.*0716

*But make sure it is not top and like left.*0722

*They have to be opposite sides; it has to be congruent.*0725

*I want to label my top and my bottom as my bases.*0730

*Figure out this shape of the base; it is a rectangle.*0738

*It is in the shape of a rectangle; this would be a rectangular prism.*0747

*The next one, here if you look at this side right here, the left side,*0760

*left side and right side, see how they are intersecting right here.*0769

*They can't be called the bases.*0773

*Even though they are the same, they are congruent,*0774

*they are not parallel because they are intersecting.*0778

*The bottom side, this rectangle right here, is not parallel and congruent with any other side.*0782

*So it has to be this triangle here; this triangle, this front and this back.*0790

*Those would be the two bases; again parallel and congruent.*0801

*That is in the shape of a triangle; the base in the shape of a triangle.*0809

*This is called triangular prism.*0815

*Then the third one, here even though...*0826

*This one is a little bit tricky because we do have opposite sides being parallel and congruent.*0835

*But they can't be... the lateral faces... I forgot to mention this to you guys.*0840

*But lateral faces, meaning the sides that are not bases, they have to be rectangular.*0845

*This top and this bottom are the only sides that are not rectangular.*0853

*They are not rectangles; they have to be the bases.*0858

*If you are having a difficult time identifying what sides are the bases,*0870

*just look for the sides that are not rectangles.*0876

*Look for the sides that are not rectangles.*0881

*You should look at this side, the top side and the bottom side, because they are not rectangles.*0885

*Let's say those two are not parallel and congruent.*0890

*Then it wouldn't be considered a prism; it is not a prism.*0894

*This with this bottom side are the bases.*0900

*This shape, one, two, three, four, five, six.*0909

*Remember a polygon with six sides is a hexagon.*0914

*This is a hexagonal; I just put a ?al; hexagonal prism.*0919

*That is the name for this right here; they are all prisms.*0929

*This is a rectangular prism; triangular prism; hexagonal prism; based on the shape of its bases.*0935

*Next example, name two different edges, bases, and vertices of the prism.*0945

*Remember what edges are, bases are, and vertices are.*0953

*Edges are like the edges of this prism, the segments.*0958

*Two different edges; AC and DE or ED.*0966

*It doesn't matter because either way you go from here to here.*0981

*Or here to here, it is the same thing.*0984

*I can say BE; any one of these edges, you can name.*0987

*Faces... I am going to use a different color; faces.*0994

*Faces, any one of these faces; I can say CDBE; this is a rectangle.*1005

*I can say rectangle CDEB; or I can say triangle ACB.*1018

*If you recognize that this is also the base.*1039

*But remember all these sides are just called faces.*1043

*Face is another word for saying sides; face.*1046

*The last one, vertices; vertices, think of vertex, those points right there.*1053

*I can say point B; point E; those are vertices.*1065

*The third example, name the solid for each object.*1080

*We are going to see what shape, what the name of the solid is for each of these.*1086

*The first one, a can of soup.*1092

*We know a can of soup looks like this; this will be cylinder.*1094

*A shoebox, we know that a shoebox is in the shape of a prism.*1105

*More specifically, it would be a rectangular prism.*1111

*Camping tent; this one...*1116

*I am just going to draw it out for you guys so you guys can see a little bit better.*1119

*Yes, there is different versions of camping tents.*1123

*But this main one like this if you can see that... horrible at drawing... like that.*1125

*This would be... look at the bases; the bases are triangles.*1145

*This is a triangular prism.*1152

*A roll of paper towels; paper towels, it looks like this.*1161

*It has that, a little bit longer; it has the hole in the middle; like that.*1167

*This one would be cylinder.*1178

*The fourth example, we are going to write true or false for each statement.*1189

*The first one, a cylinder has congruent bases.*1193

*Cylinder, we know it must have congruent bases.*1199

*Or else it is not going to be called a cylinder.*1202

*The bases are congruent circles; so this is true.*1207

*A triangular prism has three faces; triangular prism, like this; does it have three faces?*1217

*Just the front and the back, this right here, just the bases alone, there is two.*1233

*But then you have to think that there is this side; that is three.*1242

*The other side which is this, this other side, that is four.*1248

*Then the bottom side, that is five; each one of those is faces.*1256

*Does it have three face?--no; this one is false.*1263

*A cube is a rectangular prism.*1271

*Remember a cube is a regular prism where all the sides are the same.*1275

*There is a cube; is it a rectangular prism?*1281

*Are the bases in the shape of rectangles?*1285

*It is actually in the shape of squares.*1290

*But isn't a square a type of rectangle?*1292

*So this one is true; cube is a rectangular prism.*1295

*That is it for this lesson; thank you for watching Educator.com.*1306

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Post by Bryan Watts on April 20, 2013

after about 2 years, still haven't fixed the XI to IX... ahaha

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Post by Arpana Duggal on June 30, 2012

Hi, this section 9 is suppose to be marked IX instead of XI (11). Just letting you know.

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Sat Aug 20, 2011 12:08 AM

Post by Jasminka Usainovic on August 8, 2011

Hi, this section 9 is suppose to be marked IX instead of XI (11). Just letting you know.