Ex.15.4 Q3 Visualising Solid Shapes - NCERT Maths Class 7

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Question

Examine if the following are true statements:

(i) The cube can cast a shadow in the shape of a rectangle.

(ii) The cube can cast a shadow in the shape of a hexagon.

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Visualizing Solid Shapes
Ex 15.4 | Question 3

Text Solution

What is known?

Statements.

What is unknown?

Statement is true or not.

Reasoning:

A cubical object gives a square shape shadow when light is coming directly and it gives a rectangular shadow when light is coming diagonally.

Steps:

(i) The cube can cast a shadow in the shape of a rectangle is True because when the light is coming diagonally then it will cast shadow of rectangle.

(ii) The cube can cast a shadow in the shape of a hexagon is false as in either case cube will not cast shadow of hexagon as cube can cast shadow of square or rectangle and square and rectangle both have \(4\) sides but a hexagon has \(6\) sides.

  
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