# Question: the great pyramid outside cairo egypt has a square base...

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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. Assuming a solid pyramid, how many of these blocks were needed to construct the Great Pyramid?