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**wised****Member**- Registered: 2006-01-08
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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

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**darthradius****Member**- Registered: 2005-11-28
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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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