Apothem of a Pyramid

The apothem of a pyramid can be calculated if the height of the pyramid and apothem of the base are known. Apply the Pythagorean theorem and calcuate the hypotenuse for shaded right triangle:

Apothem of a Pyramid

Apothem of a Pyramid Formula

Apothem of a Pyramid Formula

Example

Calculate the apothem of a hexagonal pyramid whose base edge is 16 cm and its lateral edge is 28 cm.

Hexagonal Pyramid

Pyramid Exercise

Pyramid Operations

Pyramid Solution