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Find the area of a trapezium if the distance between its parallel sides is 26 cm and one of the parallel sides is 84 cm, the other parallel side is half of the perpendicular distance between the parallel sides.



A

1430 cm2

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B

1261 cm2

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C

1225 cm2        

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D

Data insufficient 

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Solution

The correct option is B

1261 cm2


Area of trapezium = h (a+b)2sq. units

It is given that other parallel side is half of the perpendicular distance between the parallel sides i.e. half of 26 which is = 13 cm

 12 × (84 + 13) × 26

 12 × 97 × 26 = 1261 cm2


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