Advanced Geometry : Tetrahedrons

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Example Question #15 : How To Find The Volume Of A Tetrahedron

What is the volume of a regular tetrahedron with an edge length of 6?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

The volume of a tetrahedron can be solved for by using the equation:

where  is the measurement of the edge of the tetrahedron. 

This problem can be quickly solved by substituting 6 in for

Example Question #16 : How To Find The Volume Of A Tetrahedron

What is the volume of the tetrahedron shown below? 


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Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

The volume of a tetrahedron is .

This tetrahedron has a side with a length of 8. 

, which becomes .

You can reduce that answer further, so that it becomes 

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