I have a upcoming test today and I'm not quite sure how to solve this question. If anyone could provide some help that would be fantastic. Thank you.

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- Dec 18th 2012, 05:30 AMZlyphorFinding mission dimensions
I have a upcoming test today and I'm not quite sure how to solve this question. If anyone could provide some help that would be fantastic. Thank you.

Attachment 26285 - Dec 18th 2012, 06:07 AMemakarovRe: Finding mission dimensions
Mission dimensions: Impossible! (Smile)

Do you know the formula for the volume of a pyramid? What dimension are you lacking to find the volume? - Dec 19th 2012, 02:08 AMibduttRe: Finding mission dimensions
The missing dimension is one side of the base triangle. base triangle is a right triangle with one side 4units and hypotenuse 5 units, so the third side is 3 units. Pythagorean triplets.

Now volume of the pyramid = 1/3 x area of base x height.

1/3 x ( 1/2 x 3 x 4 ) x 6= 1/3 x 6 x 6=12 cu units