Dissecting a triangular prism into 3 equal-volume pyramids

Demonstration of the basis for the volume formula for a pyramid. This demonstration shows that for any triangular based prism the formula holds. Cavalieri's principle can then be used to extend this result to pyramids of other base shapes.

 

David Chandler

 
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Activity
Tags
pyramid  prism  geometry  volume  ipad 
Target Group (Age)
15 – 18
Language
English (United States)
 
 
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