A community for students. Sign up today!
Here's the question you clicked on:
 0 viewing
 2 years ago
A rectangular display case houses a square pyramid. Both have the same square base measuring x inches on a side. The top of the case is 2 inches above the tip of the pyramid which has a height of h inches. Which expression represents the volume of the empty space inside the case?
 2 years ago
A rectangular display case houses a square pyramid. Both have the same square base measuring x inches on a side. The top of the case is 2 inches above the tip of the pyramid which has a height of h inches. Which expression represents the volume of the empty space inside the case?

This Question is Open

imagreencat
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Hi! :) The volume of the rectangular display case is actually (area of base * height) = (x^2)(h+2). The volume of the square pyramid is (1/3)(area of base * height) = (1/3)(x^2)(h). Since the rectangular prism houses the pyramid, we can just subtract the volume of the thing inside from the volume of the casing to get the space in between. Can you do it now?
Ask your own question
Ask a QuestionFind more explanations on OpenStudy
Your question is ready. Sign up for free to start getting answers.
spraguer
(Moderator)
5
→ View Detailed Profile
is replying to Can someone tell me what button the professor is hitting...
23
 Teamwork 19 Teammate
 Problem Solving 19 Hero
 Engagement 19 Mad Hatter
 You have blocked this person.
 ✔ You're a fan Checking fan status...
Thanks for being so helpful in mathematics. If you are getting quality help, make sure you spread the word about OpenStudy.