### All ISEE Middle Level Quantitative Resources

## Example Questions

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

Note: Figure NOT drawn to scale

The above figure shows Square .

Which is the greater quantity?

(a) The area of Trapezoid

(b) The area of Trapezoid

**Possible Answers:**

(a) and (b) are equal

(a) is the greater quantity

It is impossible to determine which is greater from the information given

(b) is the greater quantity

**Correct answer:**

(a) is the greater quantity

Explanation:

The easiest way to answer the question is to locate on such that :

Trapezoids and have the same height, which is . Their bases, by construction, have the same lengths - and . Therefore, Trapezoids and have the same area.

Since , it follows that , and . It follows that Trapezoid is greater in area than Trapezoids and , and Trapezoid is less in area.

### All ISEE Middle Level Quantitative Resources

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