Volume of a Pyramid

Volume Comparison

This applet illustrates the relationship between the VOLUME of a SQUARE PRISM and the VOLUME of a SQUARE PYRAMID. Important! The SQUARE PRISM and SQUARE PYRAMIDS have bases that are the same size. The SQUARE PRISM and SQUARE PYRAMIDS also have the same heights.

Click the "Slide" button. How many pyramids are needed to fill the prism?

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Based on your observations, what is the formula for VOLUME of a pyramid?

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