A pyramid is a three-dimensional figure which is formed by joining vertices of a polygonal base to a point called apex. In other words, pyramid is a 3D shape that is obtained by connecting three or more triangles all together. A pyramid is shown below:

**Lateral Faces:**The slant faces are known as lateral faces.**Apex:**The point where all the lateral faces meet is called apex.**Base:**The face opposite to apex is base.**Edge:**Line where two faces meet is called edge.**Vertex:**The corners of each face are called vertices.**Height:**The perpendicular drawn from the apex to the base is referred as height of the pyramid.**Slant Height:**It is the line segment joining apex and midpoint of base of each lateral face is known as slant height.

If a pyramid has "n" number of sides in its base, then number of faces, vertices and edges will be

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A triangle with triangular base is called **triangular pyramid**. A triangle with rectangular, square, pentagonal, hexagonal base are known as **rectangular pyramid, square pyramid, pentagonal pyramid, hexagonal ****pyramid **respectively and so on. A pyramid that has 4 equilateral triangular faces is known as **regular tetrahedron.**

Volume of a pyramid is the space enclosed by it. Volume of a pyramid is given by the following formula:

**$V = $$\frac{1}{3}bh$** Where, V = Volume

b = Area of base

h = Height of the pyramid

The formula for lateral surface area is given below:

**LSA = $\frac{1}{2}$. Perimeter of base . Slant height**

Total surface area of a pyramid is calculated using the following formula:

**TSA = Area of base + LSA**

b = Area of base

h = Height of the pyramid

Total surface area of a pyramid is calculated using the following formula:

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