## Volume of a Pyramid Lesson

### Pyramid Volume Formula

The formula for volume of a pyramid is given as:

**V = ^{1}⁄_{3}lwh**

Where *V* is the volume, *l* is the base's length, *w* is the base's width, and *h* is the height of the prism.

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### Volume of a Pyramid Example Problems

Let's go through a couple of example problems together to practice finding the volume of a pyramid.

#### Example Problem 1

Find the volume of a pyramid with a base length of 6, base width of 6, and prism height of 3.

Solution:

- Let's plug the given dimensions into the volume formula. This gives us:
- V =
^{1}⁄_{3}lwh - V =
^{1}⁄_{3}(6)(6)(3) = 36 **The volume is 36.**

#### Example Problem 2

Find the volume of a pyramid with a base length of 3, base width of 6, and a height of 10.

Solution:

- Let's plug the given dimensions into the volume formula. This gives us:
- V =
^{1}⁄_{3}lwh - V =
^{1}⁄_{3}(3)(6)(10) = 60 **The volume is 60.**