# Pre-Algebra Examples

The surface area of a pyramid is equal to the sum of the areas of each side of the pyramid. The base of the pyramid has area , and and represent the slant height on the length and slant height on the width.

Substitute the values of the length , the width , and the height into the formula for surface area of a pyramid.

Multiply by .

Divide by .

Remove parentheses.

Raise to the power of .

Remove parentheses.

Raise to the power of .

Add and .

Rewrite as .

Pull terms out from under the radical, assuming positive real numbers.

Multiply by .

Divide by .

Remove parentheses.

Raise to the power of .

Remove parentheses.

Raise to the power of .

Add and .

Multiply by .

Add and .

Calculate the approximate solution to decimal places.