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Volume of a Pyramid

Post by natttt
Posted on 2011-01-21 18:21:48
A pyramid has a base and triangular sides which rise to meet at the same point. The base may be any polygon such as a square, rectangle, triangle, etc. The general formula for the volume of a pyramid is:

Vol = 1/3 * l² * h

Examples:

A pyramid has a square base of side 4 cm and a height of 9 cm. Find its volume.

Vol = 1/3 * l² * h
Vol = 1/3 * 4² * 9
Vol = 48 cm³

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