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

Video Examples: Hexagonal Pyramid

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

Ques: How many edges does a hexagonal pyramid have?

    A. 12
    B. 6
    C. 8
    D. 10
    Correct Answer: A


    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.

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