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# What is the difference between a cube and a cuboid?

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**A cube is a six-faced, three-dimensional figure composed of square-shaped faces of the same size that meet at 90-degree angles, whereas a cuboid is a box-shaped object made of six faces that all meet at 90-degree angles.** A cuboid shape can also be a cube if all sides are the same length, but not all cuboids are cubes. Cubes and cuboids contain eight vertices and 12 edges.

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A cuboid shape has three pairs of rectangular faces placed opposite of each other. Opposite faces are exactly the same. Two of the six faces of a cuboid shape can be squares. Cuboids are also called right prisms, rectangular parallelepipeds and rectangular boxes. The volume of a cuboid is described by the formula "a*b*c" where "a," "b" and "c" are the lengths of each side. The surface area of a cuboid is "2(a*b + b*c + c*a)" where each letter is a side length.

A cube is a Platonic solid also known as a regular hexahedron. The surface area of a cube is delineated by the formula "6*a^2," where "a" is the length of a side. The volume of a cube is "a^3."

Examples of cuboid shapes include boxes, doors and mattresses. Cuboids can be flattened into six two-dimensional rectangles.

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## How many sides does a cube have?

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Full Answer >**A cube has six sides, which are also called faces.**There are four faces on the sides of the cube, and the top and bottom each have one face. An example of a cube is a standard die with sides numbered from one to six.Filed Under: -
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## How are a cube and a rectangular prism different?

A:The difference between a rectangular prism and a cubic prism is in the equality of the faces of the prism. All sides of a cubic prism are equal, while a rectangular prism's sides have different measurements.

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## How many vertices does a cube have?

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Full Answer >**A cube has a total of eight vertices, despite having six square faces that would all have four vertices of their own if pulled apart.**A cube has six square faces that are joined not only at the sides, but at the vertices, essentially resulting in two squares that are joined by four lines, one at each corner.Filed Under: -
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## How many faces, edges and vertices does a cube have?

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Full Answer >**A cube has six faces, 12 edges and eight vertices.**Each face of a cube is an identical square, and every edge has an identical length, which is equal to the length of the sides of the faces.Filed Under: