(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

The volume of a pyramid can be evaluated by using the equation V=1/3*A*h where h is

the height of the pyramid and A is the area of the base of the pyramid. The problem is

to design such a triangular pyramid where the volume is V = 72 cm3 and the height is

h = 12 cm. The base of the pyramid is a rectangular isosceles triangle.

2. Relevant equations

a) Determine the area of the base of the pyramid. Pay attention to the unit of your answer.

b) Draw a picture of the base triangle of the pyramid in a proper scale

3. The attempt at a solution

a)

V=1/3*A*h

A=72/(12/3)=18cm^{2}

b) A = 18 = b*y

b=y

so: 18=2*b => b = 9cm

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