Rectangular Pyramid

Initial Definition

A rectangular pyramid is a three-dimensional object with a rectangle for a base and a triangular face coresponding to each side of the base. The triangular faces which are not the rectangular base are called lateral faces and meet at a point called the vertex or apex. Usually right pyramids are studied.

Volume and Surface Area of a Rectangular Pyramid

In general, the volume of a pyramid is one-third the area of the base times the height of the pyramid.

In general, the surface area of a pyramid is the sum of the areas of all of the faces of the pyramid.

**Right Rectangular Pyramids**

l: The length of the base of the pyramid

w: The width of the base of the pyramid

h: The height of the pyramid

V: The volume of the interior of the pyramid

S: The surface area of the pyramid

Demonstration

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Instructions text as in global.js

l:
w:
h: