Wed January 26, 2011 By: Ayush Pateria

What is a cross section?

Expert Reply
Thu January 27, 2011
Dear Student,
A cross section of a solid is a plane figure obtained by the intersection of that solid with a plane. The cross section of an object therefore represents an infinitesimal "slice" of a solid, and may be different depending on the orientation of the slicing plane. While the cross section of a sphere is always a disk, the cross section of a cube may be a square, hexagon, or other shape.
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