parallelogram and a trapezium lie on equal bases and are between same parallel lines are equal inarea. true/false?

Asked by leya mathews | 28th Nov, 2010, 08:27: PM

Expert Answer:

Dear student,
Parallelograms on same base and same height have equal areas,
so also triangles on same base and between same parallel lines have same area.
As area of triangle = 1/2 x base x height
    area of parallelogram = base x height
We cannot compare a parallelogram and trapezium.
Also the area of a trapezium = 1/2 x height x sum of parallel sides
Hence the answer to your question is 'false'.
We hope this clarifies your query,
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Answered by  | 29th Nov, 2010, 11:13: AM

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