Rectangular Pyramid

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The rectangular pyramid is no more complicated than the square pyramid for an elementary student.  However, they can, depending on the position of the vertex create some very special pyramids called Yangma.  Bellow, you will find all the details you will need, including surface area and volume formula.

The Facts


Base Shape


FIVE - The four side faces are triangles and the base shape is a rectangle


5 Vertices


8 Edges

Surface Area

Where: t = lateral height; P = Perimeter of Base; B =  Area of Base


B =  Area of Base; h = Perpendicular Height

Area of Rectangle

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