find the volume

Guest Jul 25, 2017

Here is a picture of a sample pyramid: 


Source: http://www.mathwarehouse.com/solid-geometry/pyramid/images/volume-of-pyamid-problem-1.jpg


To find the volume of any pyramid, use this formula:


Let V = Volume of pyramid

Let B = Area of the base

Let h = Perpendicular height from the base to the common vertex


Using the picture above, let's find the volume of the above pyramid. The first thing we must find is B, the area of the base. In the example above, the base is a rectangle, so let's find B.


\(B =10*8\)



Ok, now the height is 6, as given in the diagram. Let's plug all the values in.


\(V=\frac{1}{3}*80*6\)With multiplication, you can do the calculation in any order you'd like because of the commutative property of multiplication. For ease of calculation, ill do \(\frac{1}{3}*6=2\)
\(V=160in^3\)Remember to leave units in your final answers, and be sure to leave it as a cubed unit!
TheXSquaredFactor  Jul 26, 2017

14 Online Users


New Privacy Policy

We use cookies to personalise content and advertisements and to analyse access to our website. Furthermore, our partners for online advertising receive information about your use of our website.
For more information: our cookie policy and privacy policy.