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The volume of a tetrahedron

Definition:

A tetrahedron is a polyhedron, and its faces are equilateral triangles, including base and lateral faces.

A tetrahedron is a polyhedron composed of four triangular faces, any of those three having an intersection point in one of those four point. The tetrahedron is the simplest type of pyramid, and its base is a triangle, that is why it is called triangular pyramid.

A particular case is the regular tetrahedron, where all faces are equilateral and it is one of those five types of regular polyhedrons.

Computing relationship:

where:

a — the side of a tetrahedron.

Calculator: the volume of a tetrahedron


For separation of number integers and decimals, use the symbol – point [.]

the side of a tetrahedron — a

 


the volume of a tetrahedron =

 

 

context information: contemporary and archaic unit of measurement of area