SSAT Upper Level Math : How to find the volume of a polyhedron

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Example Question #1 : How To Find The Volume Of A Polyhedron

Find the volume of a square pyramid that has a height of  and a side length of .

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

The formula to find the volume of a square pyramid is

So plugging in the information given from the question,

Example Question #2 : How To Find The Volume Of A Polyhedron

Find the volume of a square pyramid with a height of  and a length of a side of its square base of .

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

The formula to find the volume of a square pyramid is

So plugging in the information given from the question,

Example Question #3 : How To Find The Volume Of A Polyhedron

Find the volume of a regular hexagonal prism that has a height of . The side length of the hexagon base is .

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

The formula to find the volume of a hexagonal prism is 

Plugging in the values given by the question will give

Example Question #4 : How To Find The Volume Of A Polyhedron

In terms of , find the volume of a regular hexagonal prism that has a height of . The hexagon base has side lengths of .

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

The formula to find the volume of a hexagonal prism is 

Plugging in the values given by the question will give

Example Question #5 : How To Find The Volume Of A Polyhedron

Find the volume of a regular tetrahedron with a side length of .

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

The formula to find the volume of a tetrahedron is

Plugging in the information given by the question gives

Example Question #6 : How To Find The Volume Of A Polyhedron

Find the volume of a regular octahedron that has a side length of .

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

Use the following formula to find the volume of a regular octahedron:

Plugging in the information from the question,

Example Question #7 : How To Find The Volume Of A Polyhedron

Find the volume of a regular octahedron that has a side length of .

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

Use the following formula to find the volume of a regular octahedron:

Plugging in the information from the question,

Example Question #8 : How To Find The Volume Of A Polyhedron

Find the volume of a regular hexahedron with a side length of .

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

A regular hexahedron is another name for a cube.

To find the volume of a cube,

Plugging in the information given in the question gives

Example Question #9 : How To Find The Volume Of A Polyhedron

Find the volume of a regular octahedron with side lengths of .

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

Use the following formula to find the volume of a regular octahedron:

Plugging in the information from the question,

Example Question #10 : How To Find The Volume Of A Polyhedron

Find the volume of a prism that has a right triangle base with leg lengths of  and  and a height of .

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

To find the volume of a prism, multiply the area of the base by the height.

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