A cuboid is a 3D shape. Cuboids have six faces, which form a convex polyhedron. Broadly, the faces of the cuboid can be any quadrilateral. More narrowly, rectangular cuboids are made from 6 rectangles, which are placed at right angles. A cuboid that uses all square faces is a cube. Properties of a Cuboid are:
- It has 12 edges
- It has 8 corners or vertices
- It has 6 faces.
The basic difference between a rectangle and a cuboid is that one is a 2D shape and the other is a 3D shape.
The basic difference between a cube and cuboid is that a cube has equal length, height and breadth whereas in cuboids these three may or may not be the same. The cuboid can also be called a right rectangular prism.
Where l= length, b= breadth, h= height:
- Total Surface Area of Cuboid = 2(l×b+b×h+h×l)
- Volume of Cuboid = l*b*h