Common Core: 7th Grade Math : Describe the Two-Dimensional Figures that Result from Slicing Three-Dimensional Figures: CCSS.Math.Content.7.G.A.3

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Example Question #1 : Describe The Two Dimensional Figures That Result From Slicing Three Dimensional Figures: Ccss.Math.Content.7.G.A.3

What is the two dimensional shape that is created when the shape provided is sliced vertically? 


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Possible Answers:

Square

Rectangle 

Trapezoid 

Triangle

Correct answer:

Triangle

Explanation:

A vertical cut is an up and down cut. 

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This shape is a right rectangular pyramid, which has a base of a rectangle and sides in the shape of triangles; thus,  a vertical cut would make a triangle. 

Example Question #2 : Describe The Two Dimensional Figures That Result From Slicing Three Dimensional Figures: Ccss.Math.Content.7.G.A.3

What is the two dimensional shape that is created when the shape provided is sliced vertically? 

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Possible Answers:

Trapezoid 

Right triangle 

Triangle

Rectangle 

Correct answer:

Rectangle 

Explanation:

A vertical cut is an up and down cut. 

Screen shot 2016 02 26 at 10.47.28 am

This shape is rectangular prism, which has a base and sides in the shape of rectangles; thus, the two dimensional shape is a rectangle. 

Example Question #3 : Describe The Two Dimensional Figures That Result From Slicing Three Dimensional Figures: Ccss.Math.Content.7.G.A.3

What is the two dimensional shape that is created when the shape provided is sliced vertically? 

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Possible Answers:

Square

Triangle 

Rectangle 

Trapezoid 

Correct answer:

Square

Explanation:

A vertical cut is an up and down cut. 

Screen shot 2016 02 26 at 10.47.35 am

This shape is cube, which has a base and sides in the shape of squares; thus, the two dimensional shape is a square. 

Example Question #4 : Describe The Two Dimensional Figures That Result From Slicing Three Dimensional Figures: Ccss.Math.Content.7.G.A.3

What is the two dimensional shape that is created when a rectangular prism is sliced vertically? 

Possible Answers:

Triangle 

Right triangle

Rectangle 

Trapezoid 

Correct answer:

Rectangle 

Explanation:

A vertical cut is an up and down cut. 

Screen shot 2016 02 26 at 10.47.28 am

This shape is rectangular prism, which has a base and sides in the shape of rectangles; thus, the two dimensional shape is a rectangle. 

Example Question #5 : Describe The Two Dimensional Figures That Result From Slicing Three Dimensional Figures: Ccss.Math.Content.7.G.A.3

What is the two dimensional shape that is created when a cube is sliced vertically? 

Possible Answers:

Triangle 

Square

Rectangle 

Right triangle 

Correct answer:

Square

Explanation:

A vertical cut is an up and down cut. 

Screen shot 2016 02 26 at 10.47.35 am

This shape is cube, which has a base and sides in the shape of squares; thus, the two dimensional shape is a square. 

Example Question #6 : Describe The Two Dimensional Figures That Result From Slicing Three Dimensional Figures: Ccss.Math.Content.7.G.A.3

What is the two dimensional shape that is created when a right rectangular pyramid is sliced vertically? 

Possible Answers:

Triangle 

Square

Rectangle 

Trapezoid 

Correct answer:

Triangle 

Explanation:

A vertical cut is an up and down cut. 

Screen shot 2016 02 26 at 10.47.39 am

This shape is a right rectangular pyramid, which has a base of a rectangle and sides in the shape of triangles; thus,  a vertical cut would make a triangle. 

Example Question #7 : Describe The Two Dimensional Figures That Result From Slicing Three Dimensional Figures: Ccss.Math.Content.7.G.A.3

What is the two dimensional shape that is created when the shape provided is sliced horizontally? 


Screen shot 2016 02 26 at 10.28.17 am

Possible Answers:

Right Triangle 

Rectangle 

Cube

Triangle 

Correct answer:

Rectangle 

Explanation:

A horizontal cut is a side to side cut. 

Screen shot 2016 02 26 at 10.59.58 am

This shape is rectangular prism, which has a base and sides in the shape of rectangles; thus, the two dimensional shape is a rectangle. 

Example Question #8 : Describe The Two Dimensional Figures That Result From Slicing Three Dimensional Figures: Ccss.Math.Content.7.G.A.3

What is the two dimensional shape that is created when the shape provided is sliced horizontally? 


Screen shot 2016 02 26 at 10.29.37 am

Possible Answers:

Rectangle 

Trapezoid 

Triangle 

Square

Correct answer:

Square

Explanation:

A horizontal cut is a side to side cut. 

Screen shot 2016 02 26 at 11.00.04 am

This shape is cube, which has a base and sides in the shape of squares; thus, the two dimensional shape is a square. 

Example Question #9 : Describe The Two Dimensional Figures That Result From Slicing Three Dimensional Figures: Ccss.Math.Content.7.G.A.3

What is the two dimensional shape that is created when the shape provided is sliced horizontally? 

Screen shot 2016 02 26 at 10.41.26 am

Possible Answers:

Trapezoid 

Rectangle 

Triangle 

Right triangle 

Correct answer:

Rectangle 

Explanation:

A horizontal cut is a side to side cut. 

Screen shot 2016 02 26 at 10.59.43 am

 

This shape is a right rectangular pyramid, which has a base of a rectangle and sides in the shape of triangles; thus, a horizontal cut would make a rectangle. 

Example Question #10 : Describe The Two Dimensional Figures That Result From Slicing Three Dimensional Figures: Ccss.Math.Content.7.G.A.3

What is the two dimensional shape that is created when a rectangular prism is sliced horizontally? 

Possible Answers:

Trapezoid 

Rectangle 

Triangle 

Right triangle 

Correct answer:

Rectangle 

Explanation:

A horizontal cut is a side to side cut. 

Screen shot 2016 02 26 at 10.59.58 am

This shape is rectangular prism, which has a base and sides in the shape of rectangles; thus, the two dimensional shape is a rectangle. 

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