Sides Of A Square Pyramid

Geometry Level 1

Consider a pyramid with a square base of side length 6 m. The sides of the pyramid are identical isosceles triangles that meet at a common point directly above the center of the base. This point is exactly 4 m above the center.

The area of the square base is clearly \(6 \times 6 = 36\text{ m}^2\). What is the total area of the 4 triangular sides, in square meters?

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