How to Find the Perimeter of a Trapezoid


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According to the U.S. definition, what is a trapezoid?

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1. Find the perimeter of a trapezoid with sides 4, 6, 10, and 7.

2. A trapezoid with perimeter 500 yards has three known sides: 120, 55, and 190. Find the measure of the final side of the shape.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet is designed to evaluate what you know about finding the perimeter of a trapezoid. You'll review what a trapezoid is and the important information required to calculate the perimeter.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz and worksheet to test your understanding of:

  • Defining trapezoid
  • How to find the perimeter from the measurement of the sides
  • Finding the measure of a missing side
  • The formula involved in finding the perimeter of a trapezoid

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - see if you remember what a trapezoid is
  • Knowledge application - use understanding of the formula for the perimeter of a trapezoid to answer questions with it
  • Problem solving - use what you know about finding the perimeter of a trapezoid to solve problems

Additional Learning

There is a comprehensive review of this topic in the provided lesson, How to Find the Perimeter of a Trapezoid. This lesson discusses more detail about:

  • Defining perimeter
  • Understanding the parts of the formula
  • The steps to solving these problems
  • How the U.K. version is different
  • Example problems to follow