# Is a square prism same as a cube? Explain

**Solution:**

A prism is a polyhedron whose base and top are congruent polygons and whose other faces, i.e., lateral faces are flat in shape.

No, a square prism does not have to necessarily be a cube, as a square prism has a square base but the height need not be of the same dimension. A cube is a three-dimensional solid shape that has equal length, breadth, and height. Hence, a square prism can also be a cuboid.

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## Is a square prism same as a cube? Explain

### Maths NCERT Solutions Class 8 - Chapter 10 Exercise 10.3 Question 5

**Summary:**

A square prism is not the same as a cube. It can be a cuboid as well since the height of a square prism need not be the same as the length and the breadth of the square face.