# M2

Question: Work out the perpendicular height of the trapezium below, and use this to find its area.

(Hint: you’ll need to use Pythagoras’ theorem!)

We need to use the equation Area = $\dfrac{1}{2}(a+b)\times h$
Where $a = 5, b=8$ and $h = 8$
Area = $\dfrac{1}{2}(5+8)\times 8$
Final answer = $52$