Given trapezoid WXYZ, find the ratio of the areas of each pair of triangles:

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  1. I am saying xy and wz are parallel (does not matter but choosing that)
    wz = a
    xy = b
    height common is h

    Awyx = .5 h b
    Axyz = .5 h a
    ratio = b/a

    Awxz = .5 h a
    Awxy = .5 h b
    ratio = a/b

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