The trapezoid shown has a height of length 12 cm, a base of length 16 cm, and an area of 162 cm^2 . What is the top edge of the trapezoid?

Guest Jul 7, 2022

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Area = (1/2) Height * (Sum of the Bases)

162 = (1/2) (12) (16 + x)

162 = 6 (16 + x)

162 / 6 = 16 + x

27 = 16 + x

27 - 16 = 11 cm = x = top edge

CPhill Jul 7, 2022