Find the area and perimeter of each shape below. Show your steps and work.
Perimeter: Add the lengths of each of he sides around the outside of the figure.
The shape consists of two trapezoids of equal size. Find the area of one trapezoid and double it to find the area of the entire shape.
The area of a trapezoid can be found with the following formula:
You can use the equation for the area of a trapezoid to find the total area.
The trapezoid is highlighted.
Notice that there is a rectangular section missing from the trapezoid.
We will need to find that area as well.