In the figure, QUAD is a quadrilateral. QUAD is “enclosed” by the rectangle RECT. This means that each vertex of QUAD is on a side of rectangle RECT. Segment QA is parallel to two of the sides of the rectangle. The length of QA is 18 and the length of EC is 13. What is the area of QUAD?
Put the points clockwise as T Q R U E A C D
Start with the rectangle:
Where TREC is the rectangle, and the other points are added on the sides afterwards
How do Q and A need to be placed to make the description work?
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