Properties of Trapezoids and Kites
Now that we've seen several types of
quadrilaterals that are
parallelograms, let's learn about figures that do not have the properties of parallelograms. Recall that parallelograms were quadrilaterals whose opposite sides were parallel. In this section, we will look at quadrilaterals whose opposite sides may intersect at some point. The two types...
Now that we've taken a detailed look at
triangles, we can begin looking at a shape with an extra side and vertex: the
quadrilateral. The word "quadrilateral" is composed of two main parts:
(1) quad - which means "four", and
(2) lateral - which means "side."
While triangles are very significant to the world around us, quadrilaterals...
Areas of Trapezoids
Recall that a
trapezoid is a
quadrilateral defined by one pair of opposite sides that run parallel to each other. These sides are called
bases, whereas the opposite sides that intersect (if extended) are called
legs. Let's learn how to measure the areas these figures.
area of a trapezoid is reliant on two main components of these