# How to Calculate and Solve for the Height and Volume of a Square Pyramid Frustum | Nickzom Calculator

The image above is a square pyramid frustum.

To compute the volume of a square pyramid frustum, three essential parameters are needed and this parameters are base side length (a), top side length (b) and height (h).

The formula for calculating the volume of a square pyramid frustum:

V = h(a² + ab + b²)3

Where;
V = Volume of a square pyramid frustum
a = Base side length of the square pyramid frustum
b = Top side length of the square pyramid frustum
h = Height of the square pyramid frustum

Let’s solve an example
Find the volume of a square pyramid frustum when the base side length is 10 cm with a top side length of 12 cm and a height of 20 cm.

This implies that;
a = Base side length of the square pyramid frustum = 10 cm
b = Top side length of the square pyramid frustum = 12 cm
h = Height of the square pyramid frustum = 20 cm

V = h(a² + ab + b²)3
V = 20(10² + (10 x 12) + 12²)3
V = 20(100 + (120) + 144)3
V = 20(364)3
V = 72803
V = 2426.6

Therefore, the volume of the square pyramid frustum is 2426.6 cm3.

Calculating the Height of a Square Pyramid Frustum when the Volume, Top Side Length and Base Side Length of the Square Pyramid Frustum is Given.

h = 3V / (a2 + ab + b2)

Where;
h = Height of the square pyramid frustum
V = Volume of the square pyramid frustum
a = Base side length of the square pyramid frustum
b = Top side length of the square pyramid frustum

Let’s solve an example;
Find the height of a square pyramid frustum when the volume is 32 cm3, base side length is 14 cm and top side length is 18 cm.

This implies that;
V = Volume of the square pyramid frustum = 32 cm3
a = Base side length of the square pyramid frustum = 14 cm
b = Top side length of the square pyramid frustum = 18 cm

h = 3V / (a2 + ab + b2)
h = 32 x 3 / (142 + (14 x 18) + 182)
h = 96 / (196 + 252 + 324)
h = 96 / 772
h = 0.124

Therefore, the height of the square pyramid frustum is 0.124 cm.

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To get the answer and workings of the volume of a square pyramid frustum 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 frustum 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 frustum according to the respective parameters which are the base side length (a), top side length (b) and height (h).

Now, enter the values appropriately and accordingly for the parameters as required by the example above where the base side length (a) is 10 cm, top side length (b) is 12 cm and height (h) is 20 cm.

Finally, Click on Calculate

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