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In geometry, a hexagonal pyramid is a pyramid with a hexagonal base upon which are erected six isosceles triangular faces that meet at a point (the apex). Like any pyramid, it is self-dual.

Hexagonal pyramid
Hexagonal pyramid.png
TypePyramid
Faces6 triangles
1 hexagon
Edges12
Vertices7
Vertex configuration6(32.6)
(36)
Schläfli symbol( ) ∨ {6}
Symmetry groupC6v, [6], (*66)
Rotation groupC6, [6]+, (66)
Dual polyhedronSelf-dual
PropertiesConvex

A right hexagonal pyramid with a regular hexagon base has C6v symmetry.

A right regular pyramid is one which has a regular polygon as its base and whose apex is "above" the center of the base, so that the apex, the center of the base and any other vertex form a right triangle.

Related polyhedraEdit

Regular pyramids
Digonal Triangular Square Pentagonal Hexagonal Heptagonal Octagonal Enneagonal Decagonal...
Improper Regular Equilateral Isosceles
                 
                 

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

  • Weisstein, Eric W. "Hexagonal Pyramid". MathWorld.
  • Virtual Reality Polyhedra www.georgehart.com: The Encyclopedia of Polyhedra