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The parallel sides of a trapezium measure 14 cm and 18 cm and the distance between them is 9 cm. The area of the trapezium is

(a) 96 cm2

(b) 144 cm2

(c) 189 cm2

(d) 207 cm2

Solution:

(b) $144 \mathrm{~cm}^{2}$

Area of the trapezium $=\left\{\frac{1}{2} \times(14+18) \times 9\right\} \mathrm{cm}^{2}$

$=\left(\frac{1}{2} \times 32 \times 9\right) \mathrm{cm}^{2}$

$=144 \mathrm{~cm}^{2}$

 

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