Posted by **Maram** on Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at 12:14pm.

The area of trapezoid is h( b1+b2)/5,

where h is the altitude, and b1 and b2 are the lenghts of the parallel bases. If trapezoid has an altitude of 5 inches, an area of 55 sguare inches , and one base 12 inches long, what is the lenghth, in inches, of its other base?

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**Henry**, Thursday, April 21, 2011 at 4:02pm
A = (b1+b2)h/2 = 55in^2.

(b1+12)5/2 = 55,

Multiply both sides by 2:

(b1+12)5 = 110,

5b1+60 = 110,

5b1 = 110-60 = 50,

b1 = 10 in.

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