How to Find Surface Area of a Pyramid


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What kind of base does a hexagonal pyramid have?

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1. What is the surface area of a square pyramid with a slant height of 10 feet and sides of 8 feet?

2. A triangular pyramid has a slant height of 7 inches. The base length is 6 inches and the area of the base is 15 square inches. What is the surface area of the pyramid?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

When finding the surface area of a pyramid, there are several unusual factors to take into consideration. This quiz will have you finding the surface area for various types of pyramids.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This pyramid quiz tests your ability to:

  • Recall the kind of base a given pyramid has
  • Find the surface area of a square pyramid
  • Understand the measurements needed depending on the pyramid's base
  • Solve for a triangular pyramid's surface area
  • Calculate the surface area of a pyramid depending on its sides

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - draw the most important information from the lesson on the surface area of pyramids
  • Problem solving - use this information to calculate the surface area of pyramids with different bases
  • Information recall - remember the knowledge you've acquired about how to find the surface area of a pyramid

Additional Learning

The lesson titled How to Find Surface Area of a Pyramid will help you learn more. You'll pursue the following objectives:

  • Define surface area and pyramid
  • Distinguish between square and triangular pyramids
  • Examine examples of applying the surface area formula to pyramids