# Select the correct answer from each drop-down menu. A designer makes the sketch shown below for a new lamp. What is the appr

A designer makes the sketch shown below for a new lamp. What is the approximate area of her sketch?

The lamp shade is a trapezoid. Its area is approximately ___ square inches. The bases of the lamp are two trapezoids. The area of each is approximately _____
square inches. In total, the area is approximately _____ square inches.

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1. The area of the lamp shade is approximately 30 square inches .
2. The area of each base is approximately 20 square inches.
3. In total, the area is approximately 70 square inches.

### What is the total area?

A trapezoid is a convex quadrilateral. A trapezoid has at least on pair of parallel sides. the parallel sides are called bases while the non parallel sides are called legs
Area of a trapezoid =   0.5 x (sum of the lengths of the parallel sides) x height
• Area of the lamp shade = 0.5 x (4 + 6) x 6 = 30 square inches
• Area of one base = 0.5 x (4 + 6) x 4 = 20 square inches
• Total area = 30 + 20 + 20 = 70 square inches