Volume of a Pyramid

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Lesson Objective
In this lesson, we will learn about the volume of a pyramid.
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About This Lesson
In this lesson, we will:
  1. Learn about the formula for the volume of a pyramid.
  2. See an example on using the formula to calculate a pyramid's volume.
  3. See another example on using the volume formula to find the height of a pyramid. 
The study tips and math video below will explain more.
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Study Tips

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Tip #1
In the previous lesson, we learned that the volume of rectangular solid is wlh. Now, the volume of a pyramid is just one third of the rectangular solid's volume.

Hence, for a pyramid with width w, length l and height h, the volume, V of the pyramid will be:
formula for the volume of a sphere
a pyramid with width w, length l and height h

The math video below will provide more explanation on this formula and will show some examples on using it.

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Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
Now, let's try some MCQ questions to understand this lesson better.

You can start by going through the series of questions on the volume of a pyramid  or pick your choice of question below.
  1. Question 1 on finding the volume of a pyramid
  2. Question 2 on finding the height of a pyramid
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