Volume of Cones and Pyramids Calculator

Volume of Cones and Pyramids Calculator

# Volume of Cones and Pyramids

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## Volume of Cones and Pyramids Calculator

What does your shape look like?

#### Step 1. Imagine & identify the base.

We can think of the cone as a cake. The base is the bottom layer, a circle.  We have some questions for you! Help us out through this
INTRO
Volume tells us the amount of space there is inside a given 3D shape. It’s kind of like the 3D version of area. To find the volume of a cone or pyramid, we need to multiply the area of the base by the height, and then divide by 3.This formula is very similar to the formula for the volume of a cylinder and prism. The only difference is that there’s one additional step...dividing by 3!
We can also think about this formula in terms of cake!
KEY STEPS

## How to Find the Volume of Cones and Pyramids

Shape:

### Step 1. Imagine & identify the base.

We can think of the cone as a cake with layers shaped as circles. The base is the bottom layer, a circle.

### Step 2. Calculate the area of the base.

We start by calculating the area of the base circle.

### Step 3. Multiply the area of the base by the height (H) of the cone.

We can think of this step as stacking up layers of the cake base until you reach the desired height.

### Step 4. Divide by 3.

We can think of this step as taking a piece off the left and right sides, leaving us with of the cake.
LESSON
Volume of Cones & Pyramids
PRACTICE
Volume of Cones & Pyramids
CONCLUSION
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