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In the formula for the volume of a pyramid, the height h is the distance measured along one face of the pyramid to the base.

Is this statement false?

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asked by heather
  1. The volume of a pyramid is V=1/3Bh where B is the area of the base and h the height from the base to the apex. This works for any location of the apex, provided that h is measured as the perpendicular distance from the plane which contains the base.

    so yes, this statement is false as the angle b/t the face and the base is not 90 degrees .. i.e. it is not perpendicular to the base

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    posted by lauren
  2. Thank you Laren

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