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6.3 What If Both Sides Are Parallel? Pg. 13 Properties of Trapezoids
6.3 – What If Both Sides Aren't Parallel?___ Properties of Trapezoids In the previous lesson, you learned that parallelograms have both pairs of opposite sides parallel. Today you will study a shape that has only one pair of opposite sides parallel.
Trapezoid: Quadrilateral with one pair of parallel sides
a. Saundra noticed that two identical trapezoids can be arranged to form a parallelogram. Trace the trapezoid shown below onto a piece of tracing paper. Be sure to label its bases and height as shown in the diagram. Then determine a formula to find the area of the original trapezoid.