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5-42.

Use graph paper to solve the following problem.

1. Draw a four-quadrant graph and label each axis. Plot the following ordered pairs: $(-3,2)$, $(-8, 2)$, $(-10, 8)$, $(-5, 8)$. Connect the points in the order given as you plot them, then connect the fourth point to the first one.

Look at one point at a time and decide which quadrant it is in. Remember the $x\text{-value}$ is listed first. Plot each point.

2. Describe the shape on your graph. What is its area?

The shape has two sets of parallel sides. Remember that the area of a parallelogram is $\left(\text{base}\right)\left(\text{height}\right)$. Count the spaces on the graph to determine the lengths of the base and height.

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