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A regular hexagon with sides of length 6 has an isosceles triangle att

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A regular hexagon with sides of length 6 has an isosceles triangle attached to each side. Each of these triangles has two sides of length 8. The isosceles triangles are folded to make a pyramid with the hexagon as the base of the pyramid. What is the volume of the pyramid?

(A) 18
(B) 162
(C) \(36\sqrt{21}\)
(D) \(18\sqrt{138}\)
(E) \(54\sqrt{21}\)

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IMO C .


volume of pyramid= 1/3(area of base) *height

here area of base = area of regular hexagon = 6*(√3/4)(6^2)

for height of pyramid

drwa a perpemdicular fro. vertex of pyramid to its base and then join the toucg pint

to on of hexagone vertex ,


we get one rightangle triangle


where perp = 8 height = h ( assume) and third side = 6


so we have h =√(64-36) = 2√7


now out the values of area and height in above mentioned formula

we get 36√21


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New post 26 Apr 2019, 00:44
Volume of pyramid= 1/3 *area of base*height
area of base(hexagon)= {3*(3^0.5)*side^2}/2=54*(3^0.5), side=6
h=(l^2- d^2)^1/2
l= slant edge of pyramid= length of equal sides of isosceles triangles=8
s= distance of any vertice of hexagon from midpoint of hexagon= 6
h=(8^2 - 6^2)^1/2= 28^1/2= 2(7^1/2)
volume of pyramid=1/3 * 54*(3^0.5) * 2*(7^0.5)=36(21^0.5)
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New post 10 May 2019, 16:50
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IMO C .


volume of pyramid= 1/3(area of base) *height

here area of base = area of regular hexagon = 6*(√3/4)(6^2)

for height of pyramid

drwa a perpemdicular fro. vertex of pyramid to its base and then join the toucg pint

to on of hexagone vertex ,


we get one rightangle triangle


where perp = 8 height = h ( assume) and third side = 6


so we have h =√(64-36) = 2√7


now out the values of area and height in above mentioned formula

we get 36√21


award kudos if helpful

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