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# How many faces does a pentagonal prism have?

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A pentagonal prism has five lateral faces and two pentagonal bases, which equal seven faces. A prism has two congruent polygons that form the top and bottom of the shape. These polygons are referred to as bases. The remaining sides are referred to as lateral faces.

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The lateral faces sides of the prism are composed of rectangles. Prisms are named based on the shape of their bases. A pentagonal prism has pentagons as the top and the bottom. It is a right prism since the faces of the rectangles meet the base pentagon at right angles. It has seven faces, 15 edges and 10 vertices.

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