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

Volume and Surface Area 
Ms. Sue,
Does a pyramid have a radius?

Volume and Surface Area 
bobpursley,
Volume of any right pyramid:
1/3 areabase*height
Surface area depends on the shape.
area base + area of all sides 
Volume and Surface Area 
Billy,
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". 
Volume and Surface Area 
Billy,
Can I assume that the radius is the same as a side? Or do I double it?

Volume and Surface Area 
bobpursley,
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.

Volume and Surface Area 
Billy,
Okay.
Thank you very much for your help! 
Volume and Surface Area 
mitshender,
5 inches