Posted by **taylor.** on Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 11:56am.

In the diagram, a trapezoid is shown with x=36 and y=56. Find the area of the trapezoid. It's an isosceles triangle with base angles of 60°.

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**Dr. Jane**, Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 11:58am
I need the diagram or a description of what is labelled x and y.

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**Steve**, Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 12:06pm
assuming x and y are the bases, then since y-x = 20, there is a right triangle on each end with base 10, height 10√3.

So, now you know the bases and the height. Plug and chug.

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