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6-76.

Find the area and perimeter of the trapezoid below.

Separate the trapezoid into $3$ separate figures, a right triangles at left, a rectangle in the middle, and a right triangle at right.

Label the leg between the parallel bases as, h, for both triangles. Label the second leg on the right triangle at right, a and on the left triangle, d. Solve for $a$, d, and $h$.

$\sin(65º)=\frac{h}{8}$ and $\cos(65º)=\frac{a}{8}$

Label the hypotenuse on the right triangle at right, e. Solve for $d$ and $e$.

$\sin(72º)=\frac{h}{e}$ and $\cos(65º)=\frac{d}{e}$

$\text{Area}\approx100.55\text{ yds}^2$
$\text{Perimeter}\approx43.36$ yds