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Area of trapezoids and composite figures
Finding the area of more complex shapes like trapezoids and composite figures (shapes built from other shapes)
A trapezoid is a cousin of the parallelogram. However, in trapezoid only two of the opposing sides are parallel to each other. Here's we explain how to find its area.
Practice finding the areas of trapezoids.
Learn how to find the area of a kite. A kite is a type of quadrilateral that is symmetric around one of its diagonals.
Sometimes it helps to rearrange the parts of geometric figures to find the area. That's what we're going to do here.
Don't be intimidated by odd looking geometric figures and being asked to find its area. In this example you'll understand that breaking up the figure into smaller geometric shapes that are regular make the task a lot easier.
Practice finding the areas of complex shapes that are composed of smaller shapes.
Practice solving problems involving triangles, parallelograms, and composite figures. Exercises include decimals, fractions, and word problems. Area of circles is not included.