# Volume of a Square Pyramid Formula

A square pyramid is a type of pyramid with a square-shaped base and 4 triangular faces which meet each other at a vertex. The volume of this pyramid can be found using the formula given below.

The Volume of a Square Pyramid Formula is = $\frac{1}{3}$$a^{2}$h

Where,
is the base length of the square base of the square pyramid.
h is the height of the square pyramid.

### Solved Example

Question: Find the volume of a square pyramid of base length 6 cm and height 8 cm.
Solution:
Given,

a = 6 cm
h = 8 cm
Volume of a square pyramid
= $\frac{1}{3}$a2h
= $\frac{1}{3}$ $\times$ (6 cm)2 $\times$ 8 cm
= $\frac{1}{3}$ $\times$ 36 cm2 $\times$ 8 cm
= 96 cm3