Find the area and perimeter of the trapezoid at right.
Separate the trapezoid into
Vertical segments drawn from top vertices, perpendicular to the bottom base, creating shaded right triangles on right & left of trapezoid.
Label the height of each triangle,
Labels added to each vertical segment, h, and base of left shaded triangle, a.
Follow a similar process for the second triangle.
Labels added to right shaded triangle, e on the hypotenuse, d on the base.