Posted by **Anonymous** on Monday, September 16, 2013 at 4:05pm.

What is the area of trapezoid with vertices of (-4,5), (1,5), (-8,-3), (5,-3)?

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**Reiny**, Monday, September 16, 2013 at 5:10pm
make a sketch

from (-4,5) and from (1,5) , drop perpendiculars to the longer base line.

You now have a rectangle + 2 triangles.

By simply "counting" you can determine the base and height of each rectangle and the sides of the rectangle.

Easy from there.

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