How to Find the Area of a Trapezoid Part 2

In the previous post, we have learned the formula for finding the area of a trapezoid. We derived that the formula for the area $A$ of a trapezoid with base $a$ and $b$ (the base are the parallel sides), and height $h$ is $A = \frac{1}{2}h (a + b)$

In this post, which is the second part of Finding the Area of a Trapezoid Series, we are going to continue with some examples. We will not only find the area of a trapezoid, but other missing dimensions such as base and height. Now, get your paper and pencils and try to solve the problems on your own before reading the solution.

We have already discussed one example in the previous post, so we start with the second example.  Continue Reading