# CBSE Class 8 Math, Visualizing Solid Shapes

Class VIII Math
Notes for Visualising Solid Shapes
FACTS THAT MATTER
The numbers with negative exponents also obey the following laws:
Perspective is the an of representing solid objects on a flat surface to show its height, width, distance, etc.
3-D bodies have different views from different positions.
For a polyhedron,
F + V � E = 2
where �F� stands for number of faces,
�V� stands for number of vertices and
�E� stands for number of edges.
The relation F + V � E = 2 is called Eater�s formula.
WE KNOW THAT
Plane shapes have two dimensions (measurements) like length and breadth. That is why they are called two dimensional (2-D) shapes. On the other hand, a solid object having three dimensions like length, breadth, height (or depth) is called 3-D object. Triangles, rectangles, circles, trapeziums, etc. are 2-D Figures while cuboids, cubes, cylinders, spheres, etc. are 3-D objects. A solid is bounded by one or more surface and it always occupies some space. Its surface (or face) can be a plane or a curved surface. When any two faces of a solid meet together, we get a line segment called an edge. When three more faces of a solid meet at one point, then the point is called a vertex of the solid.
Note: Perspective is an art of representing solid objects on flat surfaces to convey the impression of distance, depth, width and height, using oblique lines and shading.