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Stage: 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2

You might like to imagine cutting the mound of earth into a cuboid, four prisms and four little pyramids in the corners. You'll need the formula (Area of base x Height)/3 for the volume of a pyramid.