# How To Calculate The Volume, Area, Surface Area, & Lateral Surface Area Of A Square Pyramid

How To Calculate The Area, Surface Area, & Lateral Surface Area Of A Square Pyramid| We are all are common with the square pyramid shape and an example of a square pyramid can be seen in ancient Egypt where pyramids like the Pyramid of Giza was built.

Calculating the volume or area of a square pyramid is a very easy task and this article would provide a well detailed procedure that one can use to calculate the area, volume, surface area, and lateral surface area of a square pyramid.

### What Is A Square Pyramid?

A square pyramid is a pyramid that has a square as its base and there are two types of Square pyramids. The first type of pyramid is the right square pyramid and the second type of pyramid is the equilateral square pyramid and we would provide formulas to some questions related to the Square pyramid.

### How To Calculate The Area Of A Square Pyramid

Now it is very important to note that a square pyramid has two(2) types of areas namely: Total Surface Area, and Lateral Surface Area

### Total Surface Area Of A Square Pyramid

The Total Surface Area of a square pyramid is the sum of the areas of its lateral faces and its base. The formula for calculating the Total Surface area of a square pyramid is given below:

``` TSA of a Square Pyramid is given by: a2+ a√a2+4h2
```

### Lateral Surface Area Of A Square Pyramid

The lateral surface area is simply the area covered by the four triangular faces bounding the square. The formula for calculating the lateral surface area of a pyramid is given by:

```LSA Of a Square Pyramid is given by: 2al where l = √a2/4+h2

```

it is important to understand what the parameters mean else it would not be possible to use the formula:

a is the base length of the square pyramid
l is the slant height or height of each side face
h is the height of the square pyramid

### Volume Of A Square Pyramid

The volume of a square pyramid is calculated with the formula below

`Volume of a Square Pyramid is given by: a2* h /3`

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