Volume and Surface Area
posted by Billy .
Find the exact surface area and volume of a right square pyramid with a radius of 2 inches and a height of 6 inches.
Does a pyramid have a radius?
Volume of any right pyramid:
Surface area depends on the shape.
area base + area of all sides
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".
Can I assume that the radius is the same as a side? Or do I double it?
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.
Thank you very much for your help!