### Prisms with other bases

Any polygon can be the base for a prism. Here are some examples.

#### Pentagonal prism

A pentagonal prism is made up of two pentagons and five rectangles.

A pentagonal prism could also be called a heptahedron. *Hepta *means seven.

### Hexagonal prism

A hexagonal prism is made up of two hexagons and six rectangles.

A hexagonal prism could also be called an octahedron. *Octo *means eight.

### Octagonal prism

An octagonal prism is made up of two octahedrons and eight rectangles.

An octagonal prism could also be called a decahedron. *Deca *means ten.