Explaining how to count the

**Faces, Edges & Vertices on 3D shapes**.

Let's explain the terms for you so you get a better idea! Once you know the terms, it'll be much easier to count Faces, Edges and Vertices on any specific

**3D shape**.

If you're still unsure, just have a look at the 3D diagram which contains a

**Cube **below and explains it more clearly.

**Faces, Edges & Vertices - The Face**

Let's start with the "

**Face**". A face is basically any surface that is flat. Take for example the top of a table or the front of a door. That's a flat surface.

Faces, Edges & Vertices - The EdgeNow let's explain the "

**Edge**". The edge is basically the line that connects 2 faces together with each other. You would have a face on each end and a line connecting between.

**Faces, Edges & Vertices - The Vertex**And finally the "

**Vertex**". The

**vertex** is the point or

**corner on a shape**. This is where

**faces and edges** come together and meet. That end becomes what you would call the

**vertex.**Have a look at this diagram below which shows the

**Faces, Edges & Vertices** on the

**cube 3D shape**.

As you can see from the diagram above, the

**cube** contains:

**6 Square Faces**
**12 Edges**
**8 Vertices**

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