What is a cuboid

Cuboid

A cuboid has six faces, eight corners and twelve edges.

A cuboid is a geometric figure. It looks like a rectangle, but exists in space, i.e. three-dimensional. There are many cuboids in our world: boxes, boxes, bricks and so on. Most of the rooms in houses are also cuboid, apart from the window niches.

Each cuboid has six faces that consist of rectangles. The two opposite side surfaces are always exactly the same. A cuboid therefore has eight corners and twelve edges. The edges of the cuboid form right angles to one another. A cube is also a parallelepiped, but a specific one: in the cube, all edges are of the same length.

There are no exact cuboids in nature. They are a very old invention of humans. As soon as people made adobe bricks, they formed them into blocks. Stones were also carved into blocks, for example in the case of the pyramids. Blocks are best stacked on top of one another.

Many calculations can be made around the cuboid in geometry. Its surface can be calculated from the edge lengths. Or its volume, that is, how much space is actually in there. There are also different ways to draw the cuboid on a sheet or to represent it with a computer program.


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