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Using Area Formulas You can use the postulates below to prove several theorems. AREA POSTULATES Postulate 22 Area of a Square Postulate Postulate 23 Area Congruence Postulate Postulate 24 Area Addition Postulate The area of a square is the square of the length of its side, or A = s 2. If two polygons are congruent, then they have the same area. The area of a region is the sum of the areas of its nonoverlapping parts.

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Using Area Formulas AREA THEOREMS Theorem 6.20 Area of a Rectangle Theorem 6.21 Area of a Parallelogram Theorem 6.22 Area of a Triangle The area of a rectangle is the product of its base and its height. The area of a parallelogram is the product of a base and its corresponding height. The area of a triangle is one half the product of a base and its corresponding height. A = b h 1212

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Using Area Formulas You can justify the area formulas for triangles and parallelograms as follows. The area of a parallelogram is the area of a rectangle with the same base and height. The area of a triangle is half the area of a parallelogram with the same base and height.

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Using the Area Theorems Find the area of ABCD. SOLUTION Method 1 Method 2 So, b = 16 and h = 9. Area = b h = 16(9) = 144 square units Use AB as the base. So, b = 12 and h = 12. Area = b h = 12(12) = 144 square units Use AD as the base. Notice that you get the same area with either base.

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Finding the Height of a Triangle Rewrite the formula for the area of a triangle in terms of h. Then use your formula to find the height of a triangle that has an area of 12 and a base length of 6. SOLUTION Rewrite the area formula so h is alone on one side of the equation. A = b h 1212 2 A = b h 2 A2 A b = h Substitute 12 for A and 6 for b to find the height of the triangle. 2 A2 A b h = 2(12) 6 = = 4 The height of the triangle is 4. Formula for the area of a triangle Multiply both sides by 2. Divide both sides by b.

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A triangle has an area of 52 square feet and a base of 13 feet. Are all triangles with these dimensions congruent? SOLUTION There are many triangles with these dimensions. Some are shown below. Using the formula for the height of a triangle, the height is h = 2 (52) 13 = 8 feet. Finding the Height of a Triangle

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Areas of Trapezoids, Kites, and Rhombuses THEOREMS Theorem 6.23 Area of a Trapezoid Theorem 6.24 Area of a Kite Theorem 6.25 Area of a Rhombus The area of a trapezoid is one half the product of the height and the sum of the bases. The area of a kite is one half the product of the lengths of its diagonals. The area of a rhombus is equal to one half the product of the lengths of the diagonals. A = h (b 1 + b 2 ) 1212 A = d 1 d 2 1212 1212

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Areas of Trapezoids, Kites, and Rhombuses You may find it easier to remember Theorem 6.23 by using the midsegment. = Length of Midsegment Height Area of a Trapezoid

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Finding the Area of a Trapezoid Find the area of trapezoid W X Y Z. SOLUTION The height of W X Y Z is Find the lengths of the bases. b 1 = Y Z b 2 = X W Substitute 4 for h, 3 for b 1, and 7 for b 2 to find the area of the trapezoid. A = h ( b 1 + b 2 ) 1212 Formula for the area of a trapezoid = 20 The area of trapezoid WXYZ is 20 square units. Substitute. Simplify. h = 5 – 1 = 4. = 5 – 2 = 3 = 8 – 1 = 7 A = h ( b 1 + b 2 ) 1212 374

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The diagram justifies the formulas for the areas of kites and rhombuses. The diagram shows that the area of a kite is half the area of the rectangle whose length and width are the diagonals of the kite. The same is true for a rhombus. A = d 1 d 2 1212 Areas of Trapezoids, Kites, and Rhombuses

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Finding the Area of a Rhombus Use the information given in the diagram to find the area of rhombus ABCD. SOLUTION Method 1 Use the formula for the area of a rhombus. d 1 = BD = 30 A = d 1 d 2 1212 A = (30)(40) 1212 = 600 square units and d 2 = AC = 40

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Finding the Area of a Rhombus Use the information given in the diagram to find the area of rhombus ABCD. SOLUTION Method 1 Use the formula for the area of a rhombus. d 1 = BD = 30 A = d 1 d 2 1212 A = (30)(40) 1212 = 600 square units and d 2 = AC = 40 Method 2 Use the formula for the area of a parallelogram. b = 25 and h = 24. A = b h = 25(24) = 600 square units

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Finding Areas ROOF Find the area of the roof. G, H, and K are trapezoids and J is a triangle. The hidden back and left sides of the roof are the same as the front and right sides. SOLUTION Area of J = (20)(9) 1212 Area of H = (15)(42 + 50) 1212 = 690 ft 2 = 90 ft 2 = (15)(20 + 30) 1212 = 375 ft 2 Area of G = (12)(30 + 42) 1212 = 432 ft 2 Area of K The roof has two congruent faces of each type. Total Area = 2 (90 +375 + 690 + 432) = 3174 The total area of the roof is 3174 square feet.

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