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The height of a trapezoid is $7$ centimeters and the bases are $4.6$ and $7.4$ centimeters. What is the area?
42 sq. cm
The height of a trapezoid is $9$ meters and the bases are $6.2$ and $7.8$ meters. What is the area?
63 sq. m
Vinny has a garden that is shaped like a trapezoid. The trapezoid has a height of $3.4$ yards and the bases are $8.2$ and $5.6$ yards. How many square yards will be available to plant?
Step 1. Read the problem. Draw the figure and label it with the given information.  
Step 2. Identify what you are looking for.  the area of a trapezoid 
Step 3. Name. Choose a variable to represent it.  Let A = the area 
Step 4.
Translate.
Write the appropriate formula. Substitute. 

Step 5. Solve the equation.  
Step 6.
Check: Is this answer reasonable?
Yes. The area of the trapezoid is less than the area of a rectangle with a base of 8.2 yd and height 3.4 yd, but more than the area of a rectangle with base 5.6 yd and height 3.4 yd.  
Step 7. Answer the question.  Vinny has 23.46 square yards in which he can plant. 
Lin wants to sod his lawn, which is shaped like a trapezoid. The bases are $10.8$ yards and $6.7$ yards, and the height is $4.6$ yards. How many square yards of sod does he need?
40.25 sq. yd
Kira wants cover his patio with concrete pavers. If the patio is shaped like a trapezoid whose bases are $18$ feet and $14$ feet and whose height is $15$ feet, how many square feet of pavers will he need?
240 sq. ft
Understand Linear, Square, and Cubic Measure
In the following exercises, determine whether you would measure each item using linear, square, or cubic units.
length of dental floss
floor space of a bathroom tile
capacity of a truck trailer
In the following exercises, find the ⓐ perimeter and ⓑ area of each figure. Assume each side of the square is $1$ cm.
Use the Properties of Rectangles
In the following exercises, find the ⓐ perimeter and ⓑ area of each rectangle.
The length of a rectangle is $85$ feet and the width is $45$ feet.
The length of a rectangle is $26$ inches and the width is $58$ inches.
A rectangular room is $15$ feet wide by $14$ feet long.
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