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## Perimeter Of A Trapezoid

#### Introduction

The perimeter of a trapezoid can be described as the distance around all four sides of the trapezoid. The green box around the rectangle below indicates the perimeter of the trapezoid.

#### Terms

**Trapezoid**- A quadrilateral with only one pair of parallel sides

**Perimeter**- The distance around all the edges of a geometric figure.

## Lesson

The perimeter of a trapezoid can be calculated by adding the lengths of all the sides together. So if we are given a trapezoid with sides 12, 14, 10 and 8, the perimeter would be 12 + 14 + 10 + 8 = 44.

## Examples

#### Perimeter of a Trapezoid (Example #1)

Perimeter'> = Top + Side1 + Bottom + Side2

#### Perimeter of a Trapezoid (Example #2)

Perimeter'> = Top + Side1 + Bottom + Side2

#### Perimeter of a Trapezoid (Example #3)

Perimeter'> = Top + Side1 + Bottom + Side2

#### Perimeter of a Trapezoid (Example #4)

Perimeter'> = Top + Side1 + Bottom + Side2