# How many edges are there in a square pyramid

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**Hint**: An edge can be defined as the straight line and where two faces of the solid shape meet. In simple words, an edge is the line where the surface ends, it is margin or the border. The square pyramid can be defined as the pyramid with the square base.

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__Complete step-by-step answer__A pyramid can be defined as the polyhedron which has a base with three or greater triangular faces which meet at the point that is above the base and is called the apex.

Observe the above figure which is the square pyramid.

The square pyramid can be defined as the base with the square shape which has the four faces. The real life example of a square pyramid is the Great Pyramid of Giza.

The square pyramid has the square base and the triangular sides so it has four edges of the square and the four edges of the triangular shape.

So, in total a square pyramid has eight edges.

**So, the correct answer is “8”.**

**Note**: Do not get confused with the terms such as edges and corner. An edge can be defined as the line segment between the face, where the face is the single flat surface and vertex is defined as the corner.

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