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 Question from Elizabeth, a student: Find the height of a hexagonal pyramid with a volume of 1320 ft ^3. The area of the base is 120 ft^2.

Hi Elizabeth,

The volume of a pyramid is

$\frac13 \times \left( \mbox{the area of the base} \right) \times \left( \mbox{the height} \right).$

Penny

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