Pronunciation: /ˈpɪr.ə.mɪd/ Explain

A pyramid is a polyhedron formed by connecting a polygonal base and a point, called the apex. A regular pyramid has a regular polygon as its base. A right pyramid is where the apex is directly overflow the center of the base. A right regular pyramid is a right pyramid with a regular polygon as a base.

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Manipulative 1 - Pyramid Created with GeoGebra.


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  2. Keller, Samuel Smith. Mathematics for Engineering Students, Plane and Solid Geometry. pg 165. D. Van Nostrand Company. 1908. Last Accessed 12/3/2018. Buy the book

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McAdams, David E. Pyramid. 12/21/2018. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC.

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12/21/2018: Reviewed and corrected IPA pronunication. (McAdams, David E.)
12/1/2018: Removed broken links, updated license, implemented new markup, updated geogebra app. (McAdams, David E.)
8/3/2018: Initial version. (McAdams, David E.)

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