What Pyramid Shapes Can You Find Around Your House?

Pyramids are three-dimensional tetrahedrons with triangle-shaped sides and a base that can be either rectangular or triangular. The sides all meet at a single apex. There are numerous pyramid-shaped or pyramid-like objects in and around the home as a result of the variety of pyramid types.

In certain homes, the roof serves as the largest pyramid. The kitchen is filled with items like cheese graters, cheese blocks, and sometimes even a pyramid-shaped arrangement of fruits like apples or oranges. Pyramids can be meticulously arranged using a deck of cards or constructed with toy construction components like Legos.

Pyramid-shaped perfume bottles and paperweights are also available for home offices. There are tents and deck umbrellas in the shape of pyramids for the exterior. Books, posters, and mementos about the famous Egyptian Pyramids are typical pyramid images that can also be found throughout the home, as well as representations of the Food Pyramid, which charts a person’s healthy overall recommended food intake.

The well-known “Eye of Providence,” a pyramid with an eye, can be found on the reverse of an American dollar bill. Some candy bars have pyramidal structures as well, such as the Toblerone chocolate bar.

Misha Khatri
Misha Khatri is an emeritus professor in the University of Notre Dame's Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. He graduated from Northern Illinois University with a BSc in Chemistry and Mathematics and a PhD in Physical Analytical Chemistry from the University of Utah.


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