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 July 21st, 2009, 10:22 PM #1 Member   Joined: May 2009 Posts: 38 Thanks: 0 Find the height of a trapezoid with basis 6 ft and 10 ft and Find the height of a trapezoid with bases 6 ft and 10 ft and area 32 sq ft. Explain to me how, please.
 July 21st, 2009, 10:45 PM #2 Senior Member   Joined: Apr 2007 Posts: 2,140 Thanks: 0 Re: Find the height of a trapezoid with basis 6 ft and 10 ft Let us assume that we should know the obvious equation $A= \frac{(b_1+b_2)h}{2}$, where $A$, $b_1$, $b_2$ and $h$ represent the area of a trapezoid, first base, second base and height, respectively. We can algebraically rearrange for variable $h$ in the equation, then plug in the values given in the problem, hence done.

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