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What is the surface area of a square pyramid?

What is the surface area of a square pyramid? Topic: Case surface
June 19, 2019 / By Devnet
Question: What is the formula to find the surface area of a square pyramid? Can you please show it with examples and how you would get the answer thanks.
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Candida Candida | 8 days ago
Let us say your pyramid is of height H and the base length of the pyramid is L, then they surface area of the pyramid would be the the area of each and every face on the pyramid. For a pyramid we have 4 triangular faces and a square base. Thus the surface area would be the addition of the areas of all those faces. So since we have a square pyramid this means that each triangular face will be equal and the area of a triangle is 1/2 base*height, where in our case the base is of length L and the height is of length H, this means that the area of one of our triangles is 1/2*L*H. Now since the four triangular sides are of equal area we can multiply the area of one triangle times four since we have four triangular sides so we have 1/2*L*H*4= 2LH. Okay now we have the surface area of just the four triangular faces of the square pyramid so we need the add the area of the square base, since the length of the sides of the square base is the same as that of the triangular faces we have that the side of the square is L so then since the area of a square is just the square of the length of one side we have that the area of the square is L*L=L^2 and we add this to the surface area of the four triangular faces: 2LH+L^2 and this is the surface area of a square pyramid.
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I think you would just square the edge length. If you squared the whole thing then there would be no need for the brackets around the edge length.
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