On your paper, draw a diagram of a square-based pyramid if the side length of the base is
Find the volume of the pyramid.
The formula to find the volume of a pyramid is
Calculate area of base:
Use formula to calculate volume (a):
If a smaller pyramid is similar to the pyramid in part (a), but has a linear scale factor of
, find its volume.
Find the volume of the smaller pyramid in one of two ways:
Calculating from the dimensions or
Using the ratio of volumes.
Since the linear scale factor is
,the ratio of the volume is , .