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 cm ^{3}**.

**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 cm^{3} and a height of 20 cm.

This implies that;

V = Volume of the square pyramid = 50 cm^{3}

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 cm^{3} and a base edge of 7 cm^{2}

This implies that;

V = Volume of the square pyramid = 250 cm^{3}

a = Base edge of the square pyramid = 7 cm

h = ^{3V} / _{a²}

h = ^{3(250)} / _{7²}

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.

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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.