Drexel dragonThe Math ForumDonate to the Math Forum

Ask Dr. Math - Questions and Answers from our Archives
_____________________________________________
Associated Topics || Dr. Math Home || Search Dr. Math
_____________________________________________

Volume of Pyramid With Square Base


Date: 9/14/96 at 17:30:44
From: John Leonard
Subject: Volume of Pyramid With Square Base

What is the volume of a pyramid with a a height of 20.6 meters and a 
square base with sides of 35 meters?


Date: 9/14/96 at 21:16:33
From: Doctor Robert
Subject: Re: Volume of Pyramid With Square Base

The formula for the volume of a pyramid is V = (1/3)Ah
where A is the area of the base, h is the height, and V is the volume 
of the pyramid.  Now you know that h = 20.6 meters and you should be 
able to figure the area of a square of side 35 meters.  

A = 35^2 = 1225 sq meters. So, the volume is

   V = (1/3)(1225)(20.6) = 8411.666... cubic meters
 
-Doctor Robert,  The Math Forum
 Check out our web site!  http://mathforum.org/dr.math/   
    
Associated Topics:
High School Geometry
High School Higher-Dimensional Geometry
Middle School Geometry
Middle School Higher-Dimensional Geometry

Search the Dr. Math Library:


Find items containing (put spaces between keywords):
 
Click only once for faster results:

[ Choose "whole words" when searching for a word like age.]

all keywords, in any order at least one, that exact phrase
parts of words whole words

Submit your own question to Dr. Math

[Privacy Policy] [Terms of Use]

_____________________________________
Math Forum Home || Math Library || Quick Reference || Math Forum Search
_____________________________________

Ask Dr. MathTM
© 1994-2013 The Math Forum
http://mathforum.org/dr.math/