###### Alissa Fong

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# Volume and Surface Area - Problem 3

Alissa Fong
###### Alissa Fong

MA, Stanford University
Teaching in the San Francisco Bay Area

Alissa is currently a teacher in the San Francisco Bay Area and Brightstorm users love her clear, concise explanations of tough concepts

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A pyramid is a solid with a base and lateral faces that meet at a vertex point. A pyramid could be square or triangular based, which is what we're most used to seeing, but the base could also be pentagonal, hexagonal, etc. To find the surface area, we find the area of each face and add them up. Look for congruent faces to make your calculations quicker. The volume is found by doing the area of one base multiplied by 1/3 and multiplied by the height. Report volume with units cubed and surface area with units squared.

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