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#1 2008-06-03 16:56:33

wooo
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Volume and surface area for rectangular based pyramids

i know this may sound a little stupid, but if anybody could help me by giving formulas for the volume and surface area of a rectangular based pyramid it would be greatly appreciated.

#2 2008-06-03 21:33:29

JohnnyReinB
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Re: Volume and surface area for rectangular based pyramids

The general formula for the volume of a pyramid is:

where b is base and h is height.
In the case of rectangular pyramids, the base is equal to the length multiplied by width.

The surface area for the rectangular pyramid is:

where l is length, w is width, and s is the, umm, height of the triangle?

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#3 2008-06-04 02:10:16

Ricky
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Re: Volume and surface area for rectangular based pyramids

Pryamids by MathIsFun.

"In the real world, this would be a problem.  But in mathematics, we can just define a place where this problem doesn't exist.  So we'll go ahead and do that now..."

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#4 2013-05-08 10:08:09

aleah
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Re: Volume and surface area for rectangular based pyramids

i still dont understand the formula for a rectangular prism.. what is thew formula that is all i want to know.:):):):):):):):):):):););););););););););)

#5 2013-05-08 10:09:24

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Re: Volume and surface area for rectangular based pyramids

Formula for what? The volume? The area?

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
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#6 2013-05-08 10:10:11

bob bundy
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Re: Volume and surface area for rectangular based pyramids

Children are not defined by school ...........The Fonz
You cannot teach a man anything;  you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei

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