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right regular pyramid

Right Regular Pyramid

A right pyramid with a base that is a regular polygon. If the base is a triangle then the figure is called a tetrahedron.

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

Additional note: The Egyptian pyramids are right regular pyramids with square bases.


Solid view: right regular pyramid with a regularpentagon as base

Frame view: right regular pyramid with a regularpentagon as base
Volume = (1/3)(area of base)(height)
Lateral surface area for a right regular pyramid =
Total surface area for a right regular pyramid =
h = height of the pyramid
B = area of the base
P = perimeter of the base
s = slant height

 

See also

Volume, area of a regular polygon

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