## How Are a Cylinder & a Prism Alike? : Fun with Prisms

my name is Emily Kern a math

instructional coach in Austin Texas

let's take a look at how a cylinder and

a prism are alike pyramids and prisms

are similar in that they're both 3d

figures and they both have two parallel

bases that are congruent the difference

between a prism and a cylinder though is

the shape of their bases a prism has a

base that's shaped as a polygon a

polygon just means that it has corners

and straight lines so triangles squares

Pentagon's hexagons

those are prisms a cylinder can only

have a circular base that's the main

difference between a prism and a

cylinder is that a cylinder has a

circular base and a prism has a polygon

base so prisms and cylinders are similar

because they're both 3d figures and they

both have two parallel bases another way

that they are alike is the way that you

find their volume both of them have the

same volume formula of V equals BH where

B represents the area of the base so how

are a cylinder and a prism alike they're

both 3d figures they both have two

parallel bases and they both use the

formula V equals BH to find their volume

you