Traditionally, tombs are made to contain the remains of dead people. The tomb has always been considered the home of the dead people, and these are constructed as the final resting place of the soul of the dead people. During the Mughal empire, India was introduced to the building of a tomb for the ones who passed away. Their magnificent tombs are made to show honour to the deceased. The famous tombs made for the dead are Bibi ka Maqbara, Taj mahal, Hazira Maqbara, Tomb of Akbar the great, Gumbaz at Seringapatam, and Sheikh Chilli’s Tomb. The Taj Mahal is one of the seven wonders of the world. Türbe of Damad Ali-Pasha is an ottoman mausoleum erected which is also a tomb. The tower of the tomb is conical. The martyrdom of Husseyn ibn Ali is also a tomb that is Muslims’ pilgrimage.

The tower form of the tomb may have been based on the

cylindrical and conical shape. Traditionally the burial was made on

a circular ground plan. But square, rectangular and polygonal

configurations were introduced in the 12 century.

**3d Shapes in Maths:**

**1) Ramu Was Given the Below Picture, and the Teacher Asked Him to Mark and Counted the Number of Edges and Corners.**

**Help Ramu to Solve the Question.**

In the picture below, Ramu has marked the hexagonal pyramid's edges, faces and corners.

In the below lists, a hexagonal pyramid's number of corners, edges and faces is given explicitly.

Corners |
Edges |
Faces |

1 | 12 | 7 |

**2) The School Has Arranged a Trip to Agra for the Grade 3 Students. Students Visited the Taj Mahal. The teacher asked students to Identify the 3-D shapes that resemble the Taj Mahal's parts. What Will Be Their Answers? Mark in the Picture.**

The answer of the students will be

**3) Daniel Visited the Pyramid of Pharaoh Khafre. He Identified the Corners, Edges and Faces of the Pyramid: Mark and Count the Corners, Edges and Planes of the Pyramid of Pharaoh Khafre.**

In the below picture, the corners, edges and faces are marked in the pyramid of Pharaoh Khafre.

Hence the number of corners, edges and faces of the pyramid of Pharaoh Khafre is

Corners | Edges | Faces |

1 | 8 | 5 |

**4) Fatima’s Uncle Has Shown Her the Picture of Sheikh Chilli Ka Tomb. Then He Asked Her to Mark and Counted the Number of Faces of Sheikh Chilli’ Ka Tomb. Mark and Count the Faces of Sheikh Chilli Ka Tomb.**

Here is the picture where she marked the faces of Sheikh Chilli ka tomb.

In the below list, the number of faces of Sheikh Chilli ka tomb is given explicitly.

Curved faces | 1 |
---|---|

Plane faces | 7 |

**5) Marry, and Rani Is Playing a Game. Marry Has Given Rani a Picture of a Hexagonal Prism and Asked Her to Mark and Count the Edges, Faces and Numbers of the Corners. Similarly, Rani Has Given Mary a Cylinder and Asked Her to Mark and Count the Edges, Faces and Corners. Mark and Count the Edges, Faces and Corners and Find the Difference and Similarities Between Them.**

Marry’s response will be following

The below chart the number of edges, faces and corners of the hexagonal prism.

Corners |
Edges |
Faces |

12 | 18 | 8 |

Rani’s answer will be the following.

The below chart the number of edges, faces and corners of the Cylinder.

Corners | Edges | Faces | |
---|---|---|---|

Plane Faces | Curved faces | ||

0 | 2 | 2 | 1 |

Here are the difference and similarities between the figures shown in the table.

Difference | Similarity |
---|---|

a) Hexagonal prism has corners, but the cylinder doesn’t have any corners. b) Cylinder has curved Faces, but hexagonal prism has no curved faces. |
The hexagonal prism and the cylinder are 3-D shapes with plane faces and edges. |

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