What is the area of the trapezoid shown? Express your answer in simplest exact form.
The area of a trapezoid is (base1+base2*height)/2
The two bases are 8 and 5
The height is 4
SO substituting these known values into our formula gives us: ((8+5)(4))/2
((8+5)(4))/2 = 26
So the area of the trapezoid is 26 meters.