ACT Math : How to find the perimeter of a trapezoid

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Example Questions

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

If a trapezoid has a height of 14, base lengths of 10 and 12, and side lengths of 13, what is its perimeter?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:


Use the formula for perimeter of a trapezoid:

Where  is the perimeter,  and  are the lengths of the bases, and  is the length of the side.

In this case:

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