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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.:):):):):):):):):):):););););););););););)dizzydizzydizzydizzydizzydizzydizzydizzydizzydizzydizzytonguetonguetonguetonguetonguetouchedtouchedtouchedtouchedtouchedtouchedtouchedtouchedtouched

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

bobbym
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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.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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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


You cannot teach a man anything;  you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei

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