Analyzing The Formula of A Parallelogram & Trapezoid

Introduction to Trapezoids

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Introduction to Trapezoids

A trapezoid is a quadrilateral with exactly one pair of parallel sides.

The bases of a trapezoid are the parallel sides.

The height is the perpendicular distance between the bases.

  • Watch the video.
  • Using what you know about the area of a parallelogram, determine the formula for the area of a trapezoid.

VIDEO: Area of a Trapezoid

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