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A cylinder is sliced such that the cross section is perpendicular to its bases.
What is the shape of the cross section?

A: trapezoid (I think it's this one)

B: triangle

C: Circle

D: Rectangle

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  1. hint: Think of a can of soup...

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  2. I tried, but I'm not good at solving equations visually. I even tried drawing it. It looks a bit like a triangle, but there's no pointy tip, so it couldn't be that. May I receive further advice?

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  3. Wait I think I understand it now. Would it be a rectangle?

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  4. Think of slicing it down the middle and having both sides fall to the ground. You are correct it is a rectangle : )

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  5. I see! I was completely doing it wrong! Thank you so much for your help, I really appreciate it!

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