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A square pyramid 2010-05-26
From Georgia:

Question from Georgia, a student:

I have been given the following question in a maths assingment, and have so far been unable to answer it.

To begin, i am required to draw a square pyramid as follows:
1. draw a 3 dimensional diagram of a square based pyramid
2. label the square base as ABCD, call the vertex H.
3. Mark in E and F the midpoints of AD and BC respectively and O is the midpoint of EF
Note: this therefore makes FO = FC

this i was fine with, it was the following question that stumped me.

1. if the height of the pyramid is 280m, what is the length of the base?

Thanks, Georgia

Answered by Chris Fisher.



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