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Regular Prisms

Regular prisms
A prism is a polyhedron whose two faces, polygons in form, are bases; the other faces (side faces) have the form of a parallelogram.
The regular prism is the prism, which has regular polygons in the bases, and the side faces are equal rectangles.
The height of the prism is a segment perpendicular to the bases of the prism.
The paper net of the prism is a flat geometric figure that completely repeats the surface of the solid and allows you to recreate a geometric solid, when bending and gluing.
Depending on the number of corners of the base, the correct prisms are distinguished:
- triangular or trihedral prisms;
- quadrangular or tetrahedral prisms, etc.


triangular pyramid 3 1
base is the regular triangle
quadrangular pyramid 4 1
base is the right quadrilateral (square)
pentagonal pyramid 5 1
base is the regular pentagon
hexagonal pyramid 6 1
base is the regular hexagon
heptagonal pyramid 7 1
base is the regular heptagon
octagonal pyramid 8 1
base is the regular octagon
nine cornered pyramid 9 1
base is the regular ninth-gon
decagonal pyramid 10 1
base is the regular n-gon
decagonal prism 10 2
Regular n-gonal prism

How to make a prism of paper?

To build the prism you will need to print a net on a regular sheet of A4 paper. Download net.

hexagonal prism f 1

1. Cut out the net of the prism, bend along the marked lines.

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2. The flaps show the gluing sequence.
Pasted the first flap, we get:
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3. We glue No. 2 and No. 3.

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4. We get the finished model of the regular prism.

Assembly kit

To assemble the polyhedra, we can offer you cut and bent nets.
To do this, you need to use the details of the set Magic Edges No. 16.
In addition, in that issue, you will find information on the structure of polyhedra.

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Rotation of finished polyhedra assembled from these parts:
Assembling the Regular Triangular Prism:
Assembling an oblique quadrangular prism:
Assembling pentagonal anti-prism:
Assembling a twisted hexagonal prism:
The assembly of a prism with a base in the form of a heptagonal star:



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