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12-104.

The solid at right is an example of a truncated pyramid. It is formed by slicing and removing the top of a pyramid so that the slice is parallel to the base of the pyramid. If the original height of the square-based pyramid at right was cm, what is the volume of this truncated pyramid? (Hint: You may find your results from problem  useful.) 

A square pyramid, with the bottom portion solid and shaded, and the top portion, outlined with dashed lines. Bottom base sides, labeled, 9 cm. Square at base of dashed pyramid top, has side labeled 3 cm.

Find the volume of the top of the pyramid and subtract this from the volume of the whole pyramid.