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Picture of a Pyramid

Pyramid

 

Parts of a Pyramid

Below you can see pictures of both the altitude and the slant height of a pyramid. The length of the altitude is the pyramid's height.
Picture of Formula of a PyramidPIcture of Slant Height of Pyramid

Regular Pyramid Properties



The Pyramid on the left is a regular pyramid.
    Properties of a Regular Pyramid
  • The altitude is perpendicular to the center of the base. (The center of the base is the point that is equidistant from all vertices of the polygon)
  • The base is a regular polygon
    • below the regular polygonpolygon has a square base, but the base could be any regular polygon.
Regular Pyramid Picture