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# What is the area of the following shape? A. 2700
B. 1350
C. 435
D. 217.5

This question is part of Area of Parallelograms, Triangles, and Trapezoids
Asked by Etjersland, Last updated: Aug 01, 2019

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The correct answer to this question is D, 217.5. The shape in the illustration provided is a trapezoid. To find the area of a trapezoid, the formula A = a +b / 2 x h can be used. The capital A represents the area we need to solve for. The lowercase a and b represent the bases, while h represents the height.

Using the numbers provided, we can create the following equation A = 9 + 20 / 2 x 15. When we add 9 + 20, divide it by two, and then multiply that number by 15, we would recieve the answer 217.5. This question would be found on a math tests related to solving for area.   Reply #### John Smith

John Smith  Answered on Jan 06, 2017

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