3 thoughts on “How tall, wide, and deep are the pyramids of Egypt?

  • November 8, 2010 at 12:24 pm
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    The volume V of a pyramid is given by V = 1/3Bh, where B is the area of the base and h is the perpendicular height.
    but you already knew that..:D

    Pyramids are generally classified by their bases. For example, the Egyptian pyramids have square bases, and are therefore called square pyramids..
    There are hundreds of pyramids in Egypt and I cannot give measurements for all of them nor are they equal in size to each other.

    if you are asking about the "Great" pyramid (Cheops/ Khufu)
    the dimensions base:230m, height:146m the face angle is 51.8431ยบ.
    V= approximately 2,500,000 cubic metres. or 18,000,000 cubic cubits or 90,000,000 cubic feet. ๐Ÿ˜€ choose your unit!

    http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/pyramid/geometry/
    http://www.crystalinks.com/gpstats.html
    http://www.petrospec-technologies.com/Herkommer/pyramid/pyramid.htm
    http://www.theglobaleducationproject.org/egypt/studyguide/gpmath.php

  • November 8, 2010 at 12:24 pm
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    Well, there are actual BOOKS on the construction of the pyramid and there are thousands of web sites on it you could easily find by GOOGLING Egyptian Pyramids…

    The BOOK I have on the Great Pyramid, clearly shows the pyramid is not FLAT along it’s faces. The faces are actually CONCAVE and that would change any volume calculations by 10 percent or more. So any calculations on the volume of the Great Pyramid would be much more complex than something you would normally do with high school geometry…. In fact… I’m not even sure HOW you could compute it with any accuracy.

    I’m sure you can find the answer on GOOGLE rather than a one sentence reply on answers from people who don’t have a clue.

  • November 8, 2010 at 12:24 pm
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    The Pyramids are square based & have 4 sides. They might look triangular, but theyr not.
    As above has said, there are websites for you to look it up as well.

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