JavaScript: Volume of a Pyramid

JavaScript Math: Exercise-59 with Solution

Write a JavaScript program to calculate the volume of a Pyramid.

In geometry, a pyramid is a polyhedron formed by connecting a polygonal base and a point, called the apex. Each base edge and apex form a triangle, called a lateral face. It is a conic solid with polygonal base. A pyramid with an n-sided base has n + 1 vertices, n + 1 faces, and 2n edges. All pyramids are self-dual.

Sample Solution:

JavaScript Code:

// Define a function volume_Pyramid that calculates the volume of a pyramid given its base length, base width, and height.
const volume_Pyramid = (baseLength, baseWidth, height) => {
  // Check if baseLength, baseWidth, and height are numbers and positive.
  is_Number(baseLength, 'BaseLength');
  is_Number(baseWidth, 'BaseWidth');
  is_Number(height, 'Height');
  // Return the volume of the pyramid.
  return (baseLength * baseWidth * height) / 3.0;

// Define a function is_Number that checks if a given value is a number and positive.
const is_Number = (n, n_name = 'number') => {
  // If the given value is not a number, throw a TypeError.
  if (typeof n !== 'number') {
    throw new TypeError('The ' + n_name + ' is not Number type!');
  // If the given value is negative or not a finite number, throw an Error.
  else if (n < 0 || (!Number.isFinite(n))) {
    throw new Error('The ' + n_name + ' must be a positive values!');

// Call the volume_Pyramid function with valid and invalid arguments and output the results.
console.log(volume_Pyramid(2.0, 3.0, 7.0));
console.log(volume_Pyramid(2.0, 3.0, '7.0'));
console.log(volume_Pyramid(2.0, -3.0, 7.0));


Uncaught TypeError: The Height is not Number type! 
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Uncaught Error: The BaseWidth must be a positive values! 
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