Sketch a diagram of your pyramid. A complete diagram includes the function, the
‑ and ‑axes, and a typical slice labeled with the appropriate dimensions.
Pyramids have pointy tips. If the height is
inches, the base would start at .
Set up and evaluate an integral that calculates the exact volume of your pyramid.
Notice that the cross-sections are perpendicular to the
-axis, so set up and evaluate an integral in terms of .
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