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Altitude of a Pyramid Definition

The altitude or height of a pyramid is the distance from the apex to the base of a pyramid. It is the shortest line segment between the apex of a pyramid and the (possibly extended) base. Altitude can also be used to refer to the specific length of this segment. The altitude of a pyramid is illustrated in the diagram below.

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“Altitude of a Pyramid.” Mathwords, www.mathwords.com/a/altitude_pyramid.htm.

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