# A triangular pyramid and a triangular prism have the same base and height. The volume of the prism is how many times the volume of the pyramid?

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I don't know what it means.

I don't know what it means.

##### 1 Answer

Apr 20, 2018

The volume of the prism is three times that of the volume of the pyramid.

#### Explanation:

Let

Let

We know that

and

The problem is asking for the ratio

because the area of the base and the height cancel out.