# How to Calculate and Solve for the Height, Base Edge and Area of a Square Pyramid | Nickzom Calculator

The image above is a square pyramid.

To compute the area of a square pyramid, two essential parameters are needed and this parameters are base edge (a) and height (h).

The formula for calculating the area of a square pyramid:

A = a² + 2a√(( / 4) + h²)

Where;
A = Area of a square pyramid
a = Base edge of the square pyramid
h = Height of the square pyramid

Let’s solve for an example;
Find the area of a square pyramid when the base edge (a) given is 8 cm with a height (h) of 12 cm.

This implies that;
a = Base edge of the square pyramid = 8 cm
h = Height of the square pyramid = 12 cm

A = a² + 2a√(( / 4) + h²)
A = 8² + 2 x 8√(( / 4) + 12²)
A = 64 + 16√((64 / 4) + 144)
A = 64 + 16√(16 + 144)
A = 64 + (16)(√160)
A = 64 + (16)(12.65)
A = 64 + 202.3857
A = 266.386

Therefore, the area of the square pyramid is 266.386 cm2.

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

To get the answer and workings of the area 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 Area of a square pyramid under Mensuration

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

Now, enter the values appropriately and accordingly for the parameters as required by the example above where the base edge (a) is 8 cm and height (h) is 12 cm.

Finally, Click on Calculate

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