Posted by **Billy** on Sunday, May 13, 2012 at 3:09pm.

Find the exact surface area and volume of a right square pyramid with a radius of 2 inches and a height of 6 inches.

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**Ms. Sue**, Sunday, May 13, 2012 at 3:25pm
Does a pyramid have a radius?

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**bobpursley**, Sunday, May 13, 2012 at 3:38pm
Volume of any right pyramid:

1/3 areabase*height

Surface area depends on the shape.

area base + area of all sides

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**Billy**, Sunday, May 13, 2012 at 3:40pm
That's what I'm confused about.

The question that my teacher assigned clearly said "radius" and I'm not sure if I can apply that term as a "side".

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**Billy**, Sunday, May 13, 2012 at 3:42pm
Can I assume that the radius is the same as a side? Or do I double it?

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**bobpursley**, Sunday, May 13, 2012 at 3:51pm
Apparently, your teacher had a brain freeze on writing the problem. If it were me, I would work it as "side", and say so, and why. Sometimes teachers err.

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**Billy**, Sunday, May 13, 2012 at 3:58pm
Okay.

Thank you very much for your help!

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**mitshender**, Friday, April 5, 2013 at 2:26pm
5 inches

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