Chapter 11.3, Problem 46E

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Consider the regular square pyramid shown.

a) Find the length of the slant height

b) Use

To determine

**a)**

The length of the slant height

Explanation

**Given:**

The given figure is shown below:

**Calculation:**

Let us assume

According to the definition of cosines,

The length of apothem of a square is half of the length of its edges.

Since, each edge of the base square measures

To determine

**b)**

The lateral surface

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