# Volume and Surface Area

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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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Does a pyramid have a radius?

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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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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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Can I assume that the radius is the same as a side? Or do I double it?

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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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Okay.
Thank you very much for your help!

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5 inches

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