How to Calculate and Solve for the Height, Base Edge and Volume of a Square Pyramid | The Calculator Encyclopedia

The image above represents a square pyramid.
To compute the volume of a square pyramid requires two essential parameters which are the base edge and height of the square pyramid.

The formula for computing the volume of a square pyramid is:

V = ha² / 3

Where:
V = Volume of the Square Pyramid
a = Base edge of the Square Pyramid
h = Height of the Square Pyramid

Let’s solve an example
Find the volume of a square pyramid with a base edge of 6 cm and a height of 11 cm.

This implies that:
a = base edge of the square pyramid = 6
h= = height of the square pyramid = 11

V = ha² / 3
V = 11(6)² / 3
V = 11(36) / 3
V = 396 / 3
V = 132

Therefore, the volume of the square pyramid is 132 cm3.

Calculating the Base edge of a square pyramid when Volume and Height are Given

The formula is a = √(3V / h)

Where;
V = Volume of the Square Pyramid
a = Base edge of the Square Pyramid
h = Height of the Square Pyramid

Let’s solve an example:
Find the base edge of a square pyramid with a volume of 50 cm3 and a height of 20 cm.

This implies that;
V = Volume of the square pyramid = 50 cm3
h  = height of the square pyramid = 20 cm

a = √(3V / h)
a = √(3(50) / 20)
a = √(150 / 20)
a = √7.5
a = 2.739

Therefore, the base edge of the square pyramid is 2.739 cm.

Calculating the height of a square pyramid when Volume and Base edge are Given

The formula is h = 3V / a2

Where;
a = Base edge of the square pyramid
V = Volume of the Square Pyramid
h = Height of the Square Pyramid

Let’s solve an example:
Find the height of a square pyramid with a volume of  250 cm3  and a base edge of 7 cm2

This implies that;
V = Volume of the square pyramid = 250 cm3
a = Base edge of the square pyramid = 7 cm

h =  3V /
h = 3(250) / 
h = 750 / 49
h = 15.306

Therefore, the height of the square pyramid is 15.306 cm.

Nickzom Calculator – The Calculator Encyclopedia is capable of calculating the volume of a square pyramid.

To get the answer and workings of the volume of a square pyramid using the Nickzom Calculator – The Calculator Encyclopedia. First, you need to obtain the app.

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Once, you have obtained the calculator encyclopedia app, proceed to the Calculator Map, then click on Mensuration under the Mathematics section.

Now, click on Volume of a Square Pyramid under Mensuration

The screenshot below displays the page or activity to enter your values, to get the answer for the volume of a square pyramid according to the respective parameters which are the base edge and height of the square pyramid.

Now, enter the values appropriately and accordingly for the parameters as required by the example above where the base edge of the square pyramid is 6 cm and the height of the square pyramid is 11 cm.

Finally, click on the Calculate button

As you can see from the screenshot above, Nickzom Calculator – The Calculator Encyclopedia solves for the volume of a square pyramid and presents the formula, workings and steps too.