If a pyramid has a square base with sides 8" and a slant height of 5". Find the total area.
A pyramid is a geometric shape whose outer surfaces converge to a point. The outer surfaces of a pyramid are generally triangular.
Answer: The total area of the pyramid is 144 square inches.
Let’s solve it by using the area of the square pyramid.
Given that, base with sides = 8" and slant height = 5"
Here, b = base length and s = slant height
Now, we will put the value of b and s in the formula, we get,
A = (2 × 8 × 5 + 82) square inches
A = 144 square inches
Hence, the area of the pyramid is 144 square inches.
We can also find out the surface area of a square pyramid by using the Surface Area of a Square Pyramid Calculator