**Definition of Hexagonal Pyramid**

- A pyramid with a hexagonal base is called to be a Hexagonal Pyramid.

**More about Hexagonal Pyramid**

- A hexagonal pyramid has six triangular lateral faces and a hexagonal base.
- Hexagonal pyramid is also called as Heptahedron.
- Surface Area (SA) of a regular hexagonal pyramid is given by SA = 3
*as*+ 3*sl*, where*a*is the apothem length of the hexagon,*s*is the side length of the hexagon, and*l*is the slant height. - Volume (V) of a regular hexagonal pyramid is given by V =
*h*, where*s*is the side length of the hexagon and*h*is its height.

**Example of Hexagonal Pyramid**

- There is one hexagonal base and 6 triangular faces for the figure shown. Therefore, it is a hexagonal pyramid.

**Solved Example on Hexagonal Pyramid**

How many edges does a hexagonal pyramid have?

Choices:

A. 12

B. 6

C. 8

D. 10

Correct Answer: A

Solution:

Step 1:There are 12 edges that are formed by joining 7 vertices in the hexagonal pyramid.

Step 2:So, the hexagonal pyramid has 12 edges.

**Related Terms for Hexagonal Pyramid**

- Base
- Face
- Hexa
- Lateral Faces
- Pyramid
- Triangle