Like other shapes, the cube has characteristics some of which are not shared by other shapes. The following are the characteristics of a cube:
It has 6 sides with the same length on each side. Based on the picture above, what is meant by the sides of the cube are, ABCD, BFGC, EFGH, AEHD.
Each side of the cube is a square.
It has 12 ribs, each of which is the same length. Based on the picture above, the edges of the cube are AB, BC, CD, DA, EF, FG, GH, HE, DH, AE, BF, and CG.
Has a total of 8 corner points. Based on the picture above, what is meant by the corner points are A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H.
It has 12 diagonals of the same length.
It has 4 diagonals of equal length.
Examples of Cube Shaped Items
If you pay close attention to many objects that are around us have the shape of a cube, here are examples of cube-shaped objects:
Volume of cube = area of base x height