uniform cross section


Definition of Uniform Cross Section

  • A Uniform Cross Section is the cross section of the solid, parallel to base, such that the resulting figure has the same shape and size as that of the base of the figure.

More about Uniform Cross Section

  • Solids like pyramids and cones have slant heights and hence do not have uniform cross section.

Examples of Uniform Cross Section

  • The uniform cross section of the given prism is a square.

  • The uniform cross section of the given cylinder is a circle.

Solved Example on Uniform Cross Section

Choose the uniform cross section of the solid shown.

Choices:
A. Figure 3
B. Figure 2
C. Figure 1
D. Figure 4
Correct Answer: B
Solution:
Step 1: The solid shown is a pentagonal prism.
Step 2: The uniform cross section of the pentagonal prism is a pentagon.
Step 3: So, Figure 2 is the uniform cross section of the solid shown.

Related Terms for Uniform Cross Section

  • Cross Section
  • Rectangular Prism
  • Shape
  • Size