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We have given various Area of Trapezium Practice Questions and Perimeter of Trapezium Questions in the following sections. Solve all of them and check your answers to clear your doubts. For a better understanding of the concept, we have included the step by step explanation for each question.

1. The length of the parallel sides of a trapezium is in the ratio 10: 13 and the distance between them is 25 cm. If the area of trapezium is 655 cm², find the length of the parallel sides.

## Solution:

Given that,

The ratio of parallel sides of the trapezium = 10: 13.

Distance between them = 25 cm

Area of trapezium = 655 cm²

Let the common ratio be x,

Then, the parallel sides are 10x, 13x

Area of trapezium formula is 1/2(a + b)h

Area of trapezium = 655 cm²

1/2(10x + 13x)25 = 655

23x . 25 = 655 . 2

575x = 1310

x = 1310/575

x = 2.278

The parallel sides of the trapezium are 10 x 2.278 = 22.78, 13 x 2.278 = 29.617

Therefore, the length of parallel sides of a trapezium are 22.78 cm, 29.617 cm.

2. Calculate the area of a trapezium whose parallel sides are 15 cm, 22 cm, and the distance between them is 26 cm.

## Solution:

Given that,

The parallel sides of the trapezium are a = 15 cm, b = 22 cm

Distance between sides h = 26 cm

Area of trapezium = ½(a + b)h

A = ½(15 + 22) x 26

= 37 x 13 = 481 cm²

Therefore, the area of a trapezium is 481 cm².

3. Find the area of a trapezium whose parallel sides are 32 cm and 27 cm, and the distance between them is 15 cm.

## Solution:

Given that,

The parallel sides of the trapezium are a = 32 cm, b = 27 cm

The distance between parallel sides h = 15 cm

Area of trapezium = ½(a + b)h

= ½(32 + 27)15

= ½(59) 15

= 885/2 = 442.5 cm²

Therefore, the area of a trapezium is 481 cm².

4. The area of a trapezium is 459 cm². Its parallel sides are in the ratio 7 : 10 and the perpendicular distance between them is 9 cm. Find the length of each of the parallel sides.

## Solution:

Given that,

Area of a trapezium = 459 cm²

The ratio of parallel sides of the trapezium = 7 : 10

The perpendicular distance between parallel sides = 9 cm

Let the common ratio be x,

Then, the parallel sides are 7x, 10x

The area of the trapezium formula is 1/2(a + b)h

Area of trapezium = 459 cm²

1/2(a + b)h = 459

1/2(7x + 10x) 9 = 459

1/2(17x) 9 = 459

153x/2 = 459

153x = 459 x 2

153x = 918

x = 918/153

x = 6

The parallel sides of the trapezium are 7 x 6 = 42 cm, 10 x 6 = 60 cm.

Therefore, the length of each parallel side is 42 cm, 60 cm.

5. The area of a trapezium is 150 cm² and its height is 5 cm. If one of the parallel sides is longer than the other by 6 cm, find the two parallel sides.

## Solution:

Given that,

The area of trapezium = 150 cm²

Height h = 5 cm

Let the parallel sides of the trapezium are a, b.

One of the parallel sides is longer than the other by 6 cm.

a = b + 6

The area of the trapezium formula is 1/2(a + b)h

Area of trapezium = 150 cm²

1/2(b + 6 + b)5 = 150

1/2(2b + 6)5 = 150

1/2(2b + 6) = 150/5

1/2(2b + 6) = 30

2b + 6 = 30 x 2

2b + 6 = 60

2b = 60 – 6

2b = 54

b = 54/2

b = 27.5 cm

a = 27.5 + 6 = 33.5 cm

Therefore, two parallel sides are 33.5 cm, 27.5 cm.

6. The area of a trapezium is 180 cm² and its height is 8 cm. If one of the parallel sides is 1.5 times the other side, find the two parallel sides.

## Solution:

Given that,

Trapezium area = 180 cm²

Height h = 8 cm

Let a, b are the parallel sides of the trapezium.

One of the parallel sides is 1.5 times the other side

a = 1.5b

Area of trapezium = 1/2(a + b)h

180 = 1/2(1.5b + b)8

180 = 4(2.5b)

10b = 180

b = 180/10

b = 18

a = 1.5 x 18 = 27

Therefore, the length of parallel sides of a trapezium is 18 cm, 27 cm.

7. The area of a trapezium is 560 cm². If the lengths of its parallel sides are 25 cm and 32 cm, find the distance between them.

## Solution:

Given that,

The area of trapezium = 560

Length of parallel sides a = 25 cm, b = 32 cm

Area of trapezium = 1/2(a + b)h

560 = 1/2(25 + 32)h

57h/2 = 560

57h = 560 x 2

57h = 1120

h = 1120/57

h = 19.64 cm

Therefore, the trapezium height is 19.64 cm.

8. The area of a trapezium is 1200 cm² and the distance between its parallel sides is 12 cm. If one of the parallel sides is 84 cm, find the other.

## Solution:

Given that,

Trapezium area = 1200

The distance between parallel sides h = 12 cm

Parallel side a = 84 cm

Area of trapezium = 1/2(a + b)h

1200 = 1/2(84 + b)12

1200 = (84 + b)6

1200/6 = 84 + b

200 = 84 + b

b = 200 – 84

b = 116

Therefore, other parallel side of a trapezium = 116 cm.

9. The parallel sides of a trapezium are 35 cm and 20 cm. Its nonparallel sides are both equal, each being 15 cm. Find the area of the trapezium.

## Solution:

ABCD is a trapezium

AB = 35 cm, CD = AE = 20 cm, BC = 15 cm and AD = 15 cm

Through C, draw CE || AD, meeting AB at E

Draw CF ⊥ AB

Now, EB = (AB – AE) = (AB – DC)

EB = 35 – 20 = 15 cm

CE = AD = 15 cm

Now, in ∆EBC, we have CE = BC = 15 cm

It is an isosceles triangle.

Also, CF ⊥ AB

So, F is the midpoint of EB.

Therefore, EF = ¹/₂ × EB = 15/2 = 7.5 cm

Thus, in right-angled ∆CFE, we have CE = 15 cm, EF = 7.5 cm

By Pythagoras’ theorem, we have

CF = [√CE² – EF²]

= √(15² – 7.5²) = √(225 – 56.25) = √(168.75)

= 12.99

Thus, the distance between the parallel sides is 12.99 cm.

Area of trapezium ABCD = 1/2 × (sum of parallel sides) × (distance between them)

= 1/2 x (35 + 20) x 12.99

= 1/2 x (55 x 12.99)

= 714.45/2 = 357.225

Hence, the area of a trapezium = 357.225 cm².

10. ABCD is a trapezium in which AB ∥ CD, AD ⊥ DC, AB = 16 cm, BC = 12 cm and DC = 22 cm. Find the area of the trapezium.

## Solution:

From B draw BP perpendicular DC

Therefore, AB = DP = 16 cm

So, PC = DC – DP

= (22 – 16) cm

= 6 cm

Now, area of trapezium ABCD = Area of rectangle ABPD + Area of △ BPC

△BPC is right-angled at ∠BPC

Therefore, using Pythagoras theorem,

BC² = BP² + PC²

12² = BP² + 6²

144 = BP² + 36

BP² = 144 – 36

BP² = 108

BP = √(108)

= 10.39 cm

Now, area of trapezium ABCD = Area of rectangle ABPD + Area of ∆BPC

= AB × BP + 1/2 × PC × BP

= 16 × 10.39 + 1/2 × 6 × 10.39

= 166.24 + 1/2 x 62.34

= 166.24 + 31.17

= 197.41

Therefore, area of trapezium is 197.41 cm².

11. ABCD is a trapezium in which AB is parallel to DC and angle A is equal to angle B = 40 degrees find angle C and angle D are these angles equal?

## Solution:

In trapezium ABCD,

AB is parallel to DC and AD and BC are trans

∠A + ∠D = 180°

40° + ∠D = 180°

∠D = 180° – 40°

= 140°

∠C and ∠D are equal.

Yes, ∠C and ∠D are equal and its value is 140°.

12. The parallel sides of a trapezium are 25 cm and 11 cm, while its nonparallel sides are 15 cm and 13 cm. Find the area of the trapezium.

## Solution:

ABCD is a trapezium whose sides are

AB = 25 cm, BC = 13 cm, CD = 11 cm and DA = 15 cm

Now, draw a line DE which is parallel to BC to form a parallelogram

Hence, DE = BC

To find the area of trapezium we will add an area of triangle DAE and the area of a parallelogram

The area of △ DAE is

AE = AB – CD = 25 – 11 = 14

s = (AE + DE + DA)/2 = (14 + 13 + 15)/2

= 42/2 = 21

Area = √[s (s – a) (s – b) (s – c)]

= √[21 (21 – 14) (21 – 13) (21 – 15)]

= √[21 (7) (8) (6)]

= √(7056) = 84 cm²

Now, DF is perpendicular to AE

Area of triangle DAE = 1/2 x base x height

84 = 1/2 x 14 x h

84 = 7h

h = 84/7

h = 12

Now, area of parallelogram = 11 x 12 = 132

Area of trapezium = Area of triangle + Area of the parallelogram

= 132 + 84 = 216

Therefore, the trapezium area is 216 cm².

13. The dimensions of an isosceles trapezium are AB = 6 cm, CD = 4 cm, AD = 14 cm. Find its area.

## Solution:

Given that,

AB = a = 6 cm, CD = b = 4 cm, AD = c = 14 cm

Area of an isosceles trapezium formula is 1/2 [√(c² – (a – b)²) (a + b)]

Trapezium area = 1/2 [√(c² – (a – b)²) (a + b)]

= 1/2 [√(14² – (6 – 4)²) (6 + 4)]

= 1/2 [√(196 – (-2)²) (10)]

= 1/2 [√(196 – 4 x 10)]

= 1/2(√196 – 40)

= 1/2 (√156)

= 1/2(12.48)

= 6.24 cm²

Therefore, area of an isosceles trapezium is 6.24 cm².