# Cross Sections of a Cube

When a plane intersects a cube there is a variety of shapes of the resulting cross section.

- a single point (a vertex of the cube)
- a line segment (an edge of the cube)
- a triangle (if three adjacent faces of the cube are intersected)
- a parallelogram (if two pairs of opposite faces are intersected – this includes a rhombus or rectangle)
- a trapezium (if two pairs of
- a pentagon (if the plane meets all but one face of the cube)
- a hexagon (if the plane meets all faces of the cube)

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