In a rectangular trapezoid, the sides are 5 cm, 13 cm, 17 cm, find the area of the trapezoid

Since the trapezoid ABCD is rectangular, its lateral side AB is also the height of the trapezoid.

Determine the area of the trapezoid.

Savsd = (BC + AD) * AB / 2 = (13 + 17) * 5/2 = 50 cm2.

Answer: The area of the trapezoid is 50 cm2.

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