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#1 2006-01-08 13:46:22

Registered: 2006-01-08
Posts: 2


The figure formed by the intersection of a solid with a plane parallel to the base of the solid is congruent to the base if the solid is a?

a. right cylinder
b. right cone
c. rectangular pyramid
d. frustum  of a cone

i've read a math book twice to find the answer, i just want to know if i am right - cause i picked A


#2 2006-01-08 13:56:07

Registered: 2005-11-28
Posts: 97

Re: Question

Yes, you are correct.
All of the other choices would have varied cross-sections...The cylinder is the only one to maintain uniformity throughout.

The greatest challenge to any thinker is stating the problem in a way that will allow a solution.
                                                             -Bertrand Russell


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