# In an isosceles trapezoid ABCD, AB=CD=5. The top base = 8 and the bottom base = 14. What is the area of this trapezoid?

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Dec 26, 2015

#### Answer:

Area:

#### Explanation:

see diagram below:

Extracting a rectangle from the center section of the isosceles trapezoid leaves two right angled triangles with bases of

which implies a trapezoid height of

Area of trapezoid