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In the trapezoid above, AE = ED = 3 and BC is parallel to AD

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In the trapezoid above, AE = ED = 3 and BC is parallel to AD.

Quantity A
Quantity B
The area of the trapezoid
\(35\)


A) Quantity A is greater.
B) Quantity B is greater.
C) The two quantities are equal.
D) The relationship cannot be determined from the information given.
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Re: In the trapezoid above, AE = ED = 3 and BC is parallel to AD [#permalink] New post 28 Nov 2018, 08:23
area of a trapezoid = \(\frac{sum of parallel sides * height}{2}\)

One of the parallel sides AD is divided into sides of 3 each so this side =6

and we can get the height as it is one side of the Pythagoras triplet 3-4-5 so height = 4

area = \(\frac{(6+7)*4}{2}\)
area = 26
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