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

A square prism is a 3-D hexagonal solid figure with all its sides as polygons with square bases. A cube is a 3-D hexagonal solid figure with all its sides as squares.

## Answer: A square prism may or may not be the same as a cube

A square prism has squares bases and lateral faces adjoining the corresponding vertices of the squares at both ends.

**Explanation:**

A cube can be seen as a solid figure with square bases and the lateral faces formed by joining the corresponding vertices of the squares at the bases. **So, all square prisms are not always cubes but all cubes are square prisms.** This is only because of the fact that not all square prisms have a square vertical surface.

### Therefore, a square prism may or may not be the same as a cube.

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