Triangular Pyramid


A triangular pyramid is a pyramid having a triangular base. The tetrahedron is a triangular pyramid having congruent equilateral triangles for each of its faces.

The edge length e and slant height s of a regular triangular pyramid is a special case of the formula for a regular n-gonal pyramid with n=3, given by


where h is the height and a is the length of a side of the base.

Like all pyramids, the volume of triangular pyramid is given by


where A is the area of the triangular base and h is the height of the pyramid.

The regular tetrahedron is a special case of the triangular pyramid.

See also

Pentagonal Pyramid, Pyramid, Square Pyramid, Tetrahedron, Triangle

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Weisstein, Eric W. "Triangular Pyramid." From MathWorld--A Wolfram Web Resource.

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