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Definition | 3D Geometry Concepts | Cross-sections of a Cube

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# Cross Sections of a Cube

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3D Geometry

## Definition

A cross-section of a cube is the intersection of a plane with the cube, resulting in a two-dimensional shape.

## Description

In the study of three-dimensional geometry, understanding the cross-sections of a cube is vital for visualizing how 3D objects interact with planes. When a plane intersects a cube, the resulting shape can vary depending on the angle and position of the plane. Common cross-sections include squares, rectangles, and triangles.

Cross-sections are crucial in various fields such as engineering, architecture, and computer graphics. For instance, in medical imaging, cross-sectional views of organs are used to diagnose health conditions. In architecture, cross-sections help in understanding the internal structure of buildings. In computer graphics, cross-sections are used to create complex models and animations by understanding how different slices of an object fit together.

For a complete collection of terms related to 3D geometry click on this link: ** 3D Collection**.

Common Core Standards | CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.5.MD.C.3, CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.7.G.A.3 |
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Grade Range | 4 - 6 |

Curriculum Nodes |
Geometry• 3D Geometry• Cubes |

Copyright Year | 2021 |

Keywords | three-dimensional geometry, 3d Geometry, defnitions, glossary term |