Use any of your new strategies to find the area of the shapes below. The information in the Math Notes boxes may help. Assume the shape in part (a) is a parallelogram, and the shape in part (b) is a trapezoid. .
Form a rectangle using the left portion of the parallelogram. Then find the area of the rectangle.
When the trapezoid is copied and rotated, a parallelogram can be formed.
Form a parallelogram using the rotated trapezoid.
Now find the area of the parallelogram.
Use this area to find the area of the original trapezoid.
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