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    mapping the surface area

    How can I map the surface area onto 2 dimensions:
    A 4-sided pyramid, but without the base. Assume that the base is units b wide and b long. And the pyramid is of height h.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarianaA View Post
    How can I map the surface area onto 2 dimensions:
    A 4-sided pyramid, but without the base. Assume that the base is units b wide and b long. And the pyramid is of height h.
    what do you mean by mapping here?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kalagota View Post
    what do you mean by mapping here?
    I mean draw
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    Do you mean a function that when graphed looks like a pyramid?

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    which when graphed will give an inverted cone, but for a pyramid?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spimon View Post
    Do you mean a function that when graphed looks like a pyramid?

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    which when graphed will give an inverted cone, but for a pyramid?
    Yeah, Thanks
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    Hmm, ok.....now the hard part. I'm not sure what it would be for a pyramid. Sharp edges always make it hard. I'll think about it and post again if I can come up with anything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spimon View Post
    Hmm, ok.....now the hard part. I'm not sure what it would be for a pyramid. Sharp edges always make it hard. I'll think about it and post again if I can come up with anything.
    Ok, thanks
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