# What is the relationship between the base and height of a polygon?

In general, there is no relationship between the two.

### When you see a picture of a right pyramid with a regular polygon base how do you identify its height and its slant height?

Its vertical height is that of the perpendicular from the centre of the base to the apex; the slant height is the length of the sloping "corner" between two faces. The height of a regular pyramid is the vertical distance from the center of base to the top and is usually shown with a line perpendicular to the base, denoted with a right angle to the base. The slant height it the height of the…