Alan T. answered 10/03/15
Stanford alum and mechanical engineer: No subject too big or too small
Can't see the figure, but the basic way to solve this problem is to use the formula for volume of a pyramid which is (length * width * height )/3. Slant height is just the square root of ((length/2)2 + height2) recognizing that there is a right triangle there. Since slant height increased by 4 cm when its height increased by 2cm, you know that the length/2 term had to increase by the square root of 12 (22+root(12)2) = 42=16. From there you can figure out the rest pretty readily.