 # Area of Trapezoids Word Problems

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Examples, solutions, videos, worksheets, games, and activities to help Geometry students learn to solve word problems that involve area of trapezoids.

The following diagram shows how the formula for the area of trapezoid is derived. Scroll down the page for more examples and solutions on the area of trapezoids. Area of a Trapezoid: How Does the Formula Work?
This video explains how to derive the formula for the area of a trapezoid. Algebra - Word Problems - Trapezoid
Given the bases of a trapezoid and its area find the height/altitude.

Area of a Trapezoid
Students learn the formula for the area of a trapezoid, and are asked to solve problems using this formula. Note that right triangle formulas and trigonometry are used extensively in the problems in this lesson.
Area of a Trapezoid
Students learn the formula for the area of a trapezoid, and are asked to solve problems using this formula. Note that right triangle formulas and trigonometry are used extensively in the problems in this lesson.

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