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Find the area of each figure below.

  1. A parallelogram, slanted right, with bottom and top sides, each 27 inches. Left and right sides are each 18 inches. A line segment of 17 inches, drawn from the top left vertex, to the bottom side, at a 90 degree angle to the bottom.

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First, examine each shape to determine which type of shape it is. Look for characteristics such as right angles, parallel sides, and number of sides.

After you have determined the shape, recall the area formulas specific to that shape. In this case, a trapezoid and a triangle.

Try solving for the area of the parallelogram and triangle using these formulas.

The 17 inch label, is circled in green. The 27 inch label, is circled in orange. Title added: area =, base (in orange), times height (in green).

sq. in.