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Regular Pyramid

A pyramid with a base that is a regular polygon. The apex is not necessarily directly above the center of the base.

Note: For some mathematicians regular pyramid means the same as right regular pyramid.


Solid view: regular pyramid with a regular pentagon as base

Frame view: regular pyramid with a regular pentagon as base
Volume = (1/3)(area of base)(height)
h = height of the pyramid
B = area of the base

 

See also

Right pyramid, volume, area of a regular polygon

 


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