Find the volume of the following figure, its just one part of a larger problem which is to find the center of gravity of a machine element. I know how to figure everything else out but I'm not sure how to find the volume of this shape so I can finish the problem(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

No equation was given to find the volume of the shape in the attachment, and its been way too long since I last took geometry.

I first tried to split it up into two seperate 3D shapes, the pyramid on top and the 3D rectangle on bottom and add the two volumes together but that didn't give me the right answer. I then tried to find the volume by calculating the area of the trapezoid and multiplying it by the width (2.7in) of the shape, that didn't work either.

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# Volume of a trapezoidal shape

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