A cross-section may be a shape we get when cutting 3D figures by a plane.
Cross-section of a cone.
There are two different types of the cross-section.
- Horizontal or parallel cross-section
- Vertical or perpendicular cross-section
Horizontal cross-section: A plane cuts the solid shape in the horizontal direction(parallel to the base).
Vertical cross-section: A plane cuts the solid shape in the vertical direction(perpendicular to the base).
The horizontal cross-section of the cylinder is a circle and the vertical cross-section of the cylinder is a rectangle.
|Horizontal cross-section||Vertical cross-section|
Some of the \(3D\) shapes with its horizontal cross-section are given below.