Find the volume of the pyramid.

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7 years agoThis appears as a rectangular pyramid with a rectangle base 12 x 5 ft. Now is the 15 ft dimension the altitude of the pyramid or the face distance (the distance from the base bottom to the top along the side (not perpendicular to the bottom of the structure)

7 years agoif it is the altitude then the volume is equal to 1/3 the base area times the height. or Volume (V)=1/3 (5 X 12 X 15) = 300 cubic feet.

7 years agoIf the 15 is the slant height of a wall then there is some extra calculating required.

7 years agoThe answer actually comes out to be 150ft cube

7 years ago15' is the slant height

7 years agoMy drawing is not that good

7 years agoIf it is the slant height, we then need to calculate the altitude (h) for that we need to use the pyhgaorem (or however you spell it). Can't quite get that to work, still get a value over 200 cubic ft. Guess I am messing up somewhere.

7 years ago