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    A truncated pyramid is what is left when a plane parallel to the base cuts off the top. If a regular hexagon pyramid is truncated half way from the base to the top, what is the volume of the truncated solid if each base edge is 36 and each lateral edge is 12 sq.rt. 21?

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    To find the volume of the truncated pyramid, first we need to find the volume of the full hexagonal pyramid. The volume is given by;


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