ninskii
If the area of triangle ADE is 40 square units, what is the area of the trapezoid BCED?



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seashell
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still doing the work..

ninskii
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thats not one of the answer options :(

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ahh manee... what are the options?

ninskii
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33.06 square units
35 square units
36.18 square units
38 square units

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hmm... so ok.. area of a trapezoid is b1+b2 /2 times h soo..

ninskii
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so you redrew what was given

seashell
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wait... i know what to do.. 36.18 sq units.. BAM BAM TURKEY ON HAM.

ninskii
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How did you get that?

seashell
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subtract the area of the big triangle area minus the small triangle :D its a trick my teacher taught me

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oh ok! thank you :)

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;D

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BAM BAM TURKEY ON HAM
lol XD

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seashell could you please explain how to do this problem to me it would be much appreciated :D