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Question from visshwam, a student:

how to find volume of hexagonal pyramid and hexagonal prism?
my measurements are each side of pyramid's triangle is 1"x2"x2".

hexagon prism is 2"x1" each side


The volume of a hexagonal prism is the area of the base times the height and the volume of a hexagonal pyramid is 1/3 the area of the base times the height. I assume the base is a regular hexagon and I suggest you find the area of the base using the technique that Stephen demonstrated in his response to an earlier question.

For the height of the pyramid I suggest you look at my response to a question from Carol.


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