A community for students. Sign up today!
Here's the question you clicked on:
 0 viewing
 2 years ago
Charles has been asked to insert a trapezoid in the floor tiling of the rotunda of the courthouse. One base must be 8 feet and the height must be 10 feet. Write an equation for the area.
 2 years ago
Charles has been asked to insert a trapezoid in the floor tiling of the rotunda of the courthouse. One base must be 8 feet and the height must be 10 feet. Write an equation for the area.

This Question is Closed

spidergirl51
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0algebra 1 equations

gallaxhar
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1so, area = (8 feet + x feet / 2) * 10

gallaxhar
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1\[a=(\frac{ 8+x }{ 2 }) * 10\]

spidergirl51
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0If Charles wants the area of the trapezoid to be 65 square feet, what should be the measure of the second base?

gallaxhar
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1just plug 65 into a, sorry I was AFK

gallaxhar
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1\[65 = ((8+x)/2)∗10\]

gallaxhar
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1x will be the second side

spidergirl51
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0so idk what to do first

spidergirl51
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0so whats the first step

gallaxhar
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Solve for x: 65 = 5 (8+x) Divide both sides by a constant to simplify the equation. Divide both sides of 65 = 5 (8+x) by 5: 8+x = 65/5 Use long division to simplify 65/5. 5  1  3  6  5   5   1  5   1  5   0: 8+x = 13 Isolate terms with x to the left hand side. Subtract 8 from both sides: x+(88) = 138 Look for two terms that sum to zero. 88 = 0: x = 138 Evaluate 138. 138 = 5: Answer: x = 5
Ask your own question
Ask a QuestionFind more explanations on OpenStudy
Your question is ready. Sign up for free to start getting answers.
spraguer
(Moderator)
5
→ View Detailed Profile
is replying to Can someone tell me what button the professor is hitting...
23
 Teamwork 19 Teammate
 Problem Solving 19 Hero
 Engagement 19 Mad Hatter
 You have blocked this person.
 ✔ You're a fan Checking fan status...
Thanks for being so helpful in mathematics. If you are getting quality help, make sure you spread the word about OpenStudy.