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anonymous
 4 years ago
Write the area of the trapezoid in terms of a and b.
anonymous
 4 years ago
Write the area of the trapezoid in terms of a and b.

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anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Okay do you know that the area of a trapezoid = (1/2)*(sum of parallel sides)*height. ??

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0this isnt any ordinary trapezoid...

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0the area of this is the sum of the area of the three triangles

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0yeah, 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

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I'm confuseddddd. lol

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0no worries. what's the length of each parallel side? And so what would be their sum??

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0C'mon, calm down and try to think  this is a stupid problem, you'll be able to get this in a jiffy. @JessAmazzing

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0dw: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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