Practice!

Sample Problem

The base of the following pyramid is a square. If the volume of the pyramid is 360 feet3, what is the missing length? Round the answer to the nearest hundredth.

The missing length is feet.

Solution

Volume = 1/3 × s × s × h

So, h = 3 × volume ÷ (s × s)

=(3 × 360) ÷ (8 × 8)

= 16.88 feet