hexagonal pyramid


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 = 3as+ 3sl, 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