### All ISEE Lower Level Math Resources

## Example Questions

### Example Question #1 : How To Find The Area Of A Trapezoid

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Break the figure into a rectangle and a triangle. Use the dotted line as a guide. The rectangle has a length of 8 and a width of 6. The triangle has a base of 6 and width of 6.

Area of the rectangle:

Area of the triangle:

Add them together:

### Example Question #1 : How To Find The Area Of A Trapezoid

Find the area of the trapezoid:

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### Example Question #3 : How To Find The Area Of A Trapezoid

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Find the area of the trapezoid.

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In order to find the area of the trapezoid, we must follow the formula below:

One of the bases of the trapezoid

The other base of the trapezoid

The height of the trapezoid

In this question, , , and

By following the formula and *order of operations*, we are able to solve the problem. The area of the trapezoid is 72 in.^{2}

### Example Question #1 : Trapezoids

A trapezoid has two bases measuring and , and a height measuring

What is its area?

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To find the area of a trapezoid, use this formula: .

Use the information from the question to solve.

The area is .

### Example Question #3 : How To Find The Area Of A Trapezoid

In a trapezoid, the top base is equal to 5 and the bottom base is equal to 11. It has a height of 6. What is the area?

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The area of a trapezoid is equal to the sum of the bases, divided by 2, and then multiplied by the height:

### Example Question #3 : How To Find The Area Of A Trapezoid

A trapezoid's bases are and long. It's height is . What is the area of this trapezoid?

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The formula to calculate the area of a trapezoid is:

### Example Question #4 : How To Find The Area Of A Trapezoid

Find the area of a trapezoid whose bases are and and height is .

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To solve, simply use the formula for the area of a trapezoid. Thus,

### Example Question #5 : How To Find The Area Of A Trapezoid

Find the area of a trapezoid with bases and , and height .

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To solve, simply use the formula for the area of a trapezoid. Thus,

### Example Question #4 : How To Find The Area Of A Trapezoid

Find the area of the trapezoid.

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**Correct answer:**

Recall the formula for finding the area of a trapezoid:

Now, plug in the values for the bases and the height to find the area.

### Example Question #4 : How To Find The Area Of A Trapezoid

Find the area of the trapezoid.

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**Correct answer:**

Recall the formula for finding the area of a trapezoid:

Now, plug in the values for the bases and the height to find the area.

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