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6-51.

Draw a trapezoid. Label the top base $6$ cm and the height $4$ cm. If the area of this trapezoid is $36$ square cm, what is the length of the other base? You may find it helpful to use the 5-D Process.

$\text{Area}=\frac{1}{2}(b_1+b_2)(h)$
$36= \frac{1}{2} (6+x)(4)$
$12$ cm