Definition of a ParellelepipedDate: 9/18/95 at 21:48:3 From: Jeffrey H Dresner Subject: Re: Geometry term What is a parallelepiped? Jeffrey H Dresner Date: 9/18/95 at 22:41:16 From: Doctor Ken Subject: Re: Geometry term Hello! A parallelepiped is kind of like a 3-d (or n-d, really) version of a parallelogram. So here's an analogy: a rectangle is to a parallelogram as a box (or rectangular prism, or rectangular parallelepiped) is to a parallelepiped. Note that a rectangle is a parallelogram, but a parallelogram isn't necessarily a rectangle. The same is true of boxes and parallelepipeds. - Doctor Ken, The Geometry Forum |
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