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

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Example Question #101 : Volume Of A Three Dimensional Figure

A pyramid has a square base of side  and a height of . In cubic meters, find the volume of the pyramid.

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

Use the following formula to find the volume of a pyramid.

Since we have a square pyramid, the base of the pyramid is a square. Find the area of the square.

Now, plug in the value for the area of the base and the height into the volume formula to find the volume of the pyramid.

 

Example Question #102 : Volume Of A Three Dimensional Figure

A rectangular pyramid has a length of , a width of , and a height of . In cubic meters, find the volume.

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

Use the following formula to find the volume of a pyramid.

Since we have a rectangular pyramid, the base of the pyramid is a rectangle. Find the area of the rectangle.

Now, plug in the value for the area of the base and the height into the volume formula to find the volume of the pyramid.

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