The slant height is used to find the total surface area of a pyramid. The slant height is not the height of the pyramid. This video describes how to find the slant height of a pyramid.

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## Surface Area of a Pyramid

Directions for finding the surface area of a pyramid. Finding the surface area involves adding the lateral area to the base area of the pyramid.

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