# Square Pyramid Surface Area Calculator

This square pyramid surface area calculator will help you calculate the surface area of any square pyramid shape. On this page, we will show you the square pyramid surface area formula and how to apply it. By using our geometry calculator and reading through this article, you’ll be familiar with how to find the surface area of any square pyramid.

## Square pyramid surface area formula

The surface area of a square pyramid is found according to the following formula:

`A = a`

^{2 }+ 2a * √(a^{2}/4 + h^{2})

where `a`

is the length of the base edge and `h`

is the height.

## Example of how to calculate the surface area of a square pyramid

We now have the formula to calculate the surface area of a square pyramid. Let’s look at a worked example.

For a square pyramid with a base edge of 4 cm and height h of 8 cm, we can calculate the surface area like so:

`A = a`

^{2 }+ 2a * √(a^{2}/4 + h^{2})`A = 4`

^{2 }+ 2 * 4 * √(4^{2}/4 + 8^{2}) = 81.97 cm^{2}

Now you know how to find the surface area of a square pyramid and the formula to apply. If you need a handy way to calculate the surface areas of any square pyramid, why not try out our square pyramid surface area calculator?

## How to use the square pyramid surface area calculator?

You can use the square pyramid surface area calculator to find the surface area of a square pyramid:

- Enter the length of the base edge (a).
- Enter the length of the height (h).
- Our square pyramid surface area calculation tool performs all the calculations for you. The surface area is displayed.