**1. What is the pointed part of a cone called?**

The top point of a cone is called the

vertex.

**2. Is the vertex of a cone always directly above the centre of the base?**

Not necessarily!

If it is, the cone is called arightcone.

We usually assume a cone is arightcone unless told otherwise.

**3. How can you find the slant height of a cone?**

If you are given the radius of the base and the height of the cone, you can use trigonometry / Pythagoras' Theorem to find the slant height.