OpenStudy (anonymous):

Find the surface area of the pyramid shown to the nearest whole number.

5 years ago
OpenStudy (jhannybean):

the Surface area formula is $\large SA =B+\frac{1}{2}(P)(S)$ Where B= Base, P =perimeter S = side length. In order to find the area of the base, we know the pentagon has 10 triangles. we need to take 1 of those triangles and find the area of it. Then multiply it by 10. |dw:1370134394122:dw|

5 years ago
OpenStudy (jhannybean):

and you know what... we dont even need to solve for individual triangles, since one base side is given. That is 10. So forget the drawing.

5 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

Oh, okay XD

5 years ago
OpenStudy (jhannybean):

|dw:1370134617237:dw| we're going to take the Area of this, and multiply it by 5, instead of 10, because we have 5 BIG triangles that make up a pentagon. $\large A =5[ (\frac{1}{2}) B*H]$$A_{B} = 5[(\frac{1}{2})(10)(5\sqrt{3})]$ $\large A_{B}= 5[\frac{1}{2}(50 \sqrt{3})]$$\large A_{B}=125 \sqrt{3}$ Now weve found the Area of the Base. part 1 of our equation.

5 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

I'm not sure how to simplify the square root

5 years ago
OpenStudy (jhannybean):

I base a mistake. the area of the base is actually $\large A_{B}=6[\frac{1}{2}(10)(5\sqrt{3})]$$\large A_{B}=150 \sqrt{3}$$\large P_{B}= 60 m$$\large S=16 m$$\large SA = B+\frac{1}{2}(P)(S)$$\large SA = 150 \sqrt{3}+ \frac{1}{2}(60)(16)$$\large SA=150\sqrt{3} +480$ So $$\large 150\sqrt{3} \approx 259.8076$$ and you add that to 480 $\large SA = 259.8076 + 480 \approx 739.8076 = 740$

5 years ago
OpenStudy (jhannybean):

not base, made* xD you said pentagon, to i multiplied everything by 5, but it's actually a hexagon.... your problem confused me till i saw the figure.

5 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

Thank you so much for taking your time to do this!! I understand the problem a lot better.

5 years ago
OpenStudy (jhannybean):

Awesome!!

5 years ago