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Surface Area and Volume of Pyramids

Surface area and volume of solids with a base and lateral faces that meet at a common vertex.

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lateral edges

Edges between the lateral faces of a prism.

lateral faces

The non-base faces of a prism.


A cone is a solid three-dimensional figure with a circular base and one vertex.


A pyramid is a three-dimensional object with a base that is a polygon and triangular faces that meet at one vertex.


A vertex is a point of intersection of the lines or rays that form an angle.


Volume is the amount of space inside the bounds of a three-dimensional object.

Cavalieri's Principle

States that if two solids have the same height and the same cross-sectional area at every level, then they will have the same volume.

Base Edge

The base edge is the edge between the base and the lateral faces of a prism.

Slant Height

The slant height is the height of a lateral face of a pyramid.


The apothem of a regular polygon is a perpendicular segment from the center point of the polygon to the midpoint of one of its sides.

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