Trapezoid ABCD is formed by
A (–7,3) B (–5,6) C (0,6), and D (0,3).Determine the length of the diagonal AC in trapezoid ABCD. Round to the nearest tenth and show all of your work.
what do I do?

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  1. plot the points!
    AD is parallel to BC, so the height is CD, which is ⊥ AD
    Now area = (AB+BC)/2 * CD
    No fancy distance formulas needed, since all the lines in question are either vertical or horizontal.

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  2. oops. I guess you do need the distance formula, which you have ...

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