You can cut and unfold the surface of a pyramid into these shapes.
Every pyramid has ______ polygonal base.
We can rearrange the lateral triangles to form the quadrilateral below:
When rearranged, the lateral area appears to be the shape of a large ___________, with HALF of the pyramid's ___________ serving as the parallelogram's base and the pyramid's ___________ serving as the parallelogram's height.
Given your answers from above, what formula(s) can be used to compute the TOTAL surface area of any pyramid? Hint: There could be more than one correct answer!