# SOLUTION: Rose’s garden is in the shape of a trapezoid. If the height of the trapezoid is 16 m, one base is 20 m, and the area is 224 m^2, find the length of the other base.

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Expressions-with-variables Question 58628This question is from textbook Beginning Algebra : Rose’s garden is in the shape of a trapezoid. If the height of the trapezoid is 16 m, one base is 20 m, and the area is 224 m^2, find the length of the other base.This question is from textbook Beginning Algebra Answer by uma(370)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Ht of the trapezoid = 16m One base = 20m Area of the trapezoid = 224m^2 We know A = 1/2 (h)(B+b) ==> 224 = 1/2 (16)(B+20) ==> 224 = 8(B+20) ==> 28 = B+20 [Dividing both the sides by 8] ==> 8 = B [Adding -20 to both the sides] So the length of the other base = 8 m