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calculate the lateral surface area (in m^2) of a pyramid with a square base if the top of the pyramid reaches 42 m into the air and the base of the pyramid is 27 wide on each side

Guest Sep 7, 2014

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First find the slant height of the pyramid

This tutorial will help you.

http://www.sophia.org/tutorials/slant-height-of-a-pyramid--2

 

Now use the area of a triangle formula and multiply it by 4  to find the lateral surface area of the pyramid.  

Melody  Sep 8, 2014
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First find the slant height of the pyramid

This tutorial will help you.

http://www.sophia.org/tutorials/slant-height-of-a-pyramid--2

 

Now use the area of a triangle formula and multiply it by 4  to find the lateral surface area of the pyramid.  

Melody  Sep 8, 2014

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