# Pyramid Volume Calculator

Pyramid Volume Calculator

Base Area:
Perpendicular Height:
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### Pyramid Volume Formula:

Pyramid Volume = 1/3 * Base Area * Perpendicular Height

### Pyramid Volume Definition

The Pyramid Volume Calculator can calculate the volume of a pyramid if you enter in the area of the base of the pyramid and the height of the pyramid (perpendicular height NOT slant height). If you are unsure of how to calculate the area of the base of a pyramid then first figure out what type of shape it is (rectangle, parallelogram, etc.) and then us the appropriate mathematical calculator to calculate its area).

Once you have the area of the base of the pyramid then all you need to know to use the pyramid volume calculator below is the perpendicular height of the pyramid (not the slant height but the perpendicular height which is the distance from the middle of the base of the pyramid to the point of the pyramid moving in a straight line. The slant height of a pyramid by contrast is the distance from one of the corners of the base of the pyramid to the point of the pyramid moving in a straight line. Make sure that you use the perpendicular height and not the slant height when you enter in the pyramid height into the field below.

### How to Calculate Pyramid Volume

Let's be honest - sometimes the best pyramid volume calculator is the one that is easy to use and doesn't require us to even know what the pyramid volume formula is in the first place! But if you want to know the exact formula for calculating pyramid volume then please check out the "Formula" box above.