## anonymous one year ago If the bases are 1/2 and 1/4, and the height is 1, what is the area? 1/8 sq. units 3/8 sq. units 3/4 sq. units

1. campbell_st

I'm sorry, they way the question is written, it makes no sense. Perhaps you need to post an image of the question or include the type of shape you are working on

2. anonymous

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3. anonymous

does this help any?

4. anonymous

so then 1/2 +1/4 = .75

5. anonymous

divide that by 2 and you will have your area

6. campbell_st

the formula is $A = \frac{1}{2} \times ( b_{1} + b_{2}) \times h$ great so leave it as a fraction 3/4 now find 1/2 of 3/4 or 1/2 x 3/4 = leave the answer as a fraction

7. campbell_st

when you get the answer, to finish multiply by the height h = 1 so Area = 1 x 1/2 x 3/4

8. anonymous

is that 3/8 then?

9. anonymous