A solid right pyramid has a square base with an edge length of s units and a height of h units. Which expression represents the volume of the pyramid? s2h u
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A solid right pyramid has a square base with an edge length of s units and a height of h units. Which expression represents the volume of the pyramid? s2h units3 s2h units3 s2h units3 3s2h units3
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1. User Answers IreneJoliotCurie
The correct answer is not listed; it is:
V=[tex] \frac{1}{3} s^2h[/tex] units³.
Explanation:
The volume of a right prism is given by:
the area of the base * the height.
However, this is a pyramid; since it comes to a point, the volume is:
[tex] \frac{1}{3} [/tex] * the area of the base * the height.
Since the base is a square, the area is s*s=s². The height is h.
This gives us:
V=[tex] \frac{1}{3} s^2h[/tex] units³. 
2. User Answers elijahgames
Answer:
V= \frac{1}{3} s^2h units³.
Stepbystep explanation: