What is a Rectangular Pyramid? - Definition & Formula


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If a pyramid is oblique rather than right, what is true about finding the surface area and volume?

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1. Find the volume.

2. Find the surface area.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will help you evaluate your understanding of rectangular pyramids, which are pyramids with rectangular bases. You will be assessed on how to solve for surface area and volume of rectangular pyramids.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet combo will test you on the following objectives:

  • Find the volume and surface area of given pyramids
  • Understand oblique pyramids
  • Apply the Pythagorean Theorem

Skills Practiced

Students practice the following skills in these practice materials:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related geometry lesson
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve area and volume practice problems
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about rectangular pyramids and oblique pyramids

Additional Learning

To learn more about rectangular pyramids, review the accompanying lesson called What Is A Rectangular Pyramid? - Definition & Formula. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define rectangular pyramid
  • Understand how the apex determines whether a pyramid is right or oblique
  • Know what volume is
  • Examine practice examples of calculating volume and surface area