Quantitative ReviewGeometry -Polygons
Polygons and Area
–3) Area of a TRAPEZOID =
((Base1 + Base 2) x Height) / 2
–Notice that the height is also a line perpendicular to the two bases, inside the trapezoid –
Sometimes, you will have to draw a right triangle. If you know both base 1 and 2, youknow the base leg. If you know the outer leg, you have 2 dimensions and can find thethird, which is the height, via pythagorean theorem!!!
–4) Area of a PARALLELOGRAM:
Base x Height