In this lesson, Mr. Perez shows an alternate approach to finding the area of a trapezoid by summing the areas of a rectangle and a right triangle. He explains step-by-step how to find the perimeter and area of a figure using this method. By breaking down the trapezoid into simpler shapes, students can more easily visualize and calculate its area.
Finding the Area of a Trapezoid by summing the areas of a rectangle and a right triangle.
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