My daughter, who is in the second grade, brought home a math worksheet in which one of the questions was the following:
Which shape am I? If you looked at me from the side, you would see a rectangle. (pictures of a rectangular parallelepiped, a sphere, and a cylinder are given)
From the context of the worksheet, there is one and only one correct answer for each question. Evidently, the intended correct answer for this question is the rectangular parallelepiped. However, I believe that the side view of a cylinder is also a rectangle, but I wanted to check this with the mathematics community before complaining to the teacher about it.
So, what is the verdict?