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Area of Special Quadrilaterals

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Two identical trapezia are placed to make a parallelogram.

Use the picture to answer the following questions about the area of the parallelogram and one of the trapezia.

a

Find the area of the entire parallelogram.

b

Find the area of one of the trapezia.

area of trapezium $=$= $\frac{1}{2}$12 $\times$× area of parallelogram mm2  
area of trapezium $=$= $\frac{1}{2}\times\editable{}$12× mm2 Fill in the value for the area of the parallelogram.
area of trapezium $=$= $\editable{}$ mm2 Complete the multiplication
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Two identical trapezia are used to make a rectangle.

Use the picture to answer the following questions about the area of the rectangle and one of the trapezia.

Two identical trapezia are placed to make a parallelogram.

Use the picture to answer the following questions about the area of the parallelogram and one of the trapezia.

Consider the rhombus on the left.

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GM5-3

Deduce and use formulae to find the perimeters and areas of polygons and the volumes of prisms

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