Finding the Area of a Trapezoid

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Lesson Summary:

In this lesson, Mr. Perez teaches how to find the area of a trapezoid. He starts by explaining the formula for the area of a trapezoid and then demonstrates how to use it step by step. He also shows how to find the perimeter of the figure and reminds students to always include the units in their answers.

Lesson Description:

Learn how to find the area of a trapezoid.

Created by and copyright of Larry Perez. Funded by the state of California through Saddleback College. More information on videos, resources, and lessons at Algebra2Go.

Questions answered by this video:
  • How do you find the area and perimeter of a trapezoid?
  • What is the formula for the area of a trapezoid?
  • How do you find the area and perimeter of a trapezoid with bases 11 and 16 inches, a height of 12 inches, and a diagonal fourth side of 13 inches?
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    • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.
    This video shows you how to easily find the area and perimeter of a trapezoid. All steps are shown and explained clearly.