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JessAmazzing

  • 3 years ago

Write the area of the trapezoid in terms of a and b.

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  1. JessAmazzing
    • 3 years ago
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  2. apoorvk
    • 3 years ago
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    Okay do you know that the area of a trapezoid = (1/2)*(sum of parallel sides)*height. ??

  3. lgbasallote
    • 3 years ago
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    this isnt any ordinary trapezoid...

  4. lgbasallote
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    the area of this is the sum of the area of the three triangles

  5. apoorvk
    • 3 years ago
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    yeah, but i don't even need to find the area of the three triangles, though lgba, you are right too. The length of the two parallel sides = a and b each. height of the trapezoid (or distance between the parallel sides) = a + b Can you work this out now, @JessAmazzing

  6. lgbasallote
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    it seems so

  7. JessAmazzing
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    I'm confuseddddd. lol

  8. apoorvk
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    no worries. what's the length of each parallel side? And so what would be their sum??

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    C'mon, calm down and try to think - this is a stupid problem, you'll be able to get this in a jiffy. @JessAmazzing

  10. binary3i
    • 3 years ago
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    |dw:1338400172456:dw| area of P is ab/2 of Q is c^2/2 of R is ab/2 as P and R are triangles, also Q but it is half of the square of side c

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