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    Finding 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.

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    Re: Finding mission dimensions

    Mission dimensions: Impossible!

    Do you know the formula for the volume of a pyramid? What dimension are you lacking to find the volume?
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    Re: Finding mission dimensions

    Quote Originally Posted by Zlyphor View Post
    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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    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
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