In this tutorial, we are going to derive the area of a trapezoid. A trapezoid (sometimes called a trapezium) is a quadrilateral with exactly one pair of parallel sides. Trapezoid PQRS is shown below, with PQ parallel to RS. We have learned that the area of the trapezoid with bases and and altitude is given […]

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## Area Tutorial 4 – Derivation of the Area of a Circle

We have learned that the area of a parallelogram is the product of its base and its height, and the circumference of a circle with radius is . To find the area of a circle with radius , divide it into congruent sectors (blue and red divisions) then arrange them as shown below. Figure 2 […]

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## Area Tutorial 3 – Area of a Parallelogram

In the previous area computation tutorials, we have learned how to compute the area of a rectangle and the area of a triangle. In this tutorial, we are going to learn how to compute the area of a parallelogram. In Figure 1, we have parallelogram ABCD with given base and the dashed segment as its […]

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