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Problem 50 Hard Difficulty

Find the volume of the described solid $ S $.
A frustum of a pyramid with square base of side $ b $, square top of side $ a $, and height $ h $

What happens if $ a = b $? What happens if $ a = 0 $?


$V=\frac{1}{3} h\left(a^{2}+a b+b^{2}\right)$

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Brad S.

September 23, 2020

What is frustum of pyramid?


Erica G.

September 23, 2020

As far as I know Brad in geometry, a frustum is the portion of a solid (normally a cone or pyramid) that lies between one or two parallel planes cutting it. It is formed by a clipped pyramid; in particular, frustum culling is a method of hidden surface


Julia M.

September 23, 2020

What is meant by coefficient?


Doug F.

September 23, 2020

Hey Julia I got you with this one. A coefficient is usually a constant quantity, but the differential coefficient of f is a constant function only if f is a linear function. When f is not linear, its differential coefficient is a function, call it f?, de


Eric V.

September 23, 2020

What is foil method in algebra?


Sarah H.

September 23, 2020

How's the weather Eric? "A technique for distributing two binomials. The letters FOIL stand for First, Outer, Inner, Last. First means multiply the terms which occur first in each binomial. Then Outer means multiply the outermost terms in the product." H

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