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Right Pyramid

A pyramid that has its apex aligned directly above the center of the base.


Solid view: right pyramid with a square base

Frame view: right pyramid with a square base

h = height of the pyramid
B = area of the base

 

See also

Oblique pyramid, regular pyramid, right regular pyramid, volume, surface area, tetrahedron, area of a regular polygon

 


  this page updated 21-feb-16
Mathwords: Terms and Formulas from Algebra I to Calculus
written, illustrated, and webmastered by Bruce Simmons
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