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√((^{a²} / _{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√((^{a²} / _{4}) + h²)

A = 8² + 2 x 8√((^{8²} / _{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 cm ^{2}**.

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.