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Picture of a 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 Pyramid
Picture 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 polygon has a square base, but the base could be any regular polygon.
Regular Pyramid Picture
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