How Many Faces Does a Pyramid Have?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 16, 2020 2:42:35 AM ET
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A pyramid with a rectangular base has five faces. Since pyramids can have bases with any number of sides, the formula to calculate the number of faces is the number of sides of the shape that forms the base of the pyramid plus one.

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