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## Example Questions

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

Which of the following shapes is a trapezoid?

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**Correct answer:**

A trapezoid is a four-sided shape with straight sides that has a pair of opposite parallel sides. The other sides may or may not be parallel. A square and a rectangle are both considered trapezoids.

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

What is the area of the following trapezoid?

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**Correct answer:**

The formula for the area of a trapezoid is:

,

where is the value of the top base, is value of the bottom base, and is the value of the height.

Plugging in our values, we get:

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

What is the area of the trapezoid pictured above in square units?

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**Correct answer:**

The formula for the area of a trapezoid is the average of the bases times the height,

.

Looking at this problem and when the appropriate values are plugged in, the formula yields:

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

What is the height of the trapezoid pictured above?

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**Correct answer:**

To find the height, we must introduce two variables, , each representing the bases of the triangles on the outside, so that . (Equation 1)

The next step is to set up two Pythagorean Theorems,

(Equation 2, 3)

The next step is a substitution from the first equation,

(Equation 4)

and plugging it in to the second equation, yielding

(Equation 5)

The next step is to substitute from Equation 3 into equation 5,

, which simplifies to

Once we have one of the bases, just plug into the Pythagorean Theorem,

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

A isosceles trapezoid with sides , , , and has a height of , what is the area?

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**Correct answer:**

An isosceles trapezoid has two sides that are the same length and those are not the bases, so the bases are 10 and 20.

The area of the trapezoid then is:

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

If the height of a trapezoid is , bottom base is , and the top base is , what is the area?

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**Correct answer:**

The formula for finding the area of a trapezoid is:

Substitute the given values to find the area.

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

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

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**Correct answer:**

The formula for the area of a trapezoid is:

Where and are the bases and is the height. Using this formula and the given values, we get:

### Example Question #1 : Trapezoids

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

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**Correct answer:**

The formula for the area of a trapezoid is:

Where and are the bases and is the height. Using this formula and the given values, we get:

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

Find the area of the above trapezoid.

**Possible Answers:**

**Correct answer:**

The formula for the area of a trapezoid is:

Where and are the bases and is the height. Using this formula and the given values, we get:

### Example Question #2 : How To Find The Area Of A Trapezoid

Find the area of the above trapezoid.

**Possible Answers:**

**Correct answer:**

The formula for the area of a trapezoid is:

Where and are the bases and is the height. Using this formula and the given values, we get:

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