The Great Pyramid outside Cairo, Egypt, has a square base measuring 756 feet on a side and a height of 480 feet. a. What is the volume of the Great Pyramid, in cubic yards? b. The stones used to build the Great Pyramid were limestone blocks with an average volume of 1.5 cubic yards. How many of these blocks were needed to construct the Great Pyramid?
Total: 10 points a. Total: 7 points Breakdown Correct volume calculation: 4 points Correct conversion to cubic yards: 2 points Sentences explaining reasoning: 1 point b. Total: 3 points Breakdown Correct calculation for number of blocks: 2 points Sentences explaining reasoning: 1 point