Types of Pyramids

Regular Pyramid

Regular Pyramid


The base of a regular pyramid is a regular polygon and its faces are equally sized triangles.

Irregular Pyramid

Irregular Pyramid


The base of an irregular pyramid is an irregular polygon, and as a result, its faces are not equally sized.

Convex Pyramid

Convex Pyramid


A convex pyramid has a convex polygon as its base.

Concave Pyramid

Concave Pyramid


A concave pyramid has a concave polygon as its base.

Right Pyramid

Right Pyramid

A right pyramid has isosceles triangles as its faces and its apex lies directly above the midpoint of the base.

Oblique Pyramid

Oblique Pyramid


An oblique pyramid does not have all isosceles triangles as its lateral sides.

Types of Pyramids by their Base

Triangular Pyramid

Triangular Pyramid


The base is a triangle.

Square Pyramid

Quadrangular Pyramid


The base is a square.

Pentagonal Pyramid

Pentagonal Pyramid


The base is a pentagon.

Hexagonal Pyramid

Hexagonal Pyramid


The base is a hexagon.





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