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Trapezoid Definition

TRAPEZOID: A trapezoid is a quadrilateral having two parallel sides called bases.

Trapezoid definition
 

SCALENE, ISOSCELES, AND RIGHT TRAPEZOID:  

 
Scalene, Isosceles, Right trapezoid


 

MEDIAN OF A TRAPEZOID:  Segment joining the midpoints of the two legs. The median is parallel to the bases and equal to one half of the sum of the bases.

 
Median of a trapezoid


 

MIDPOINTS OF THE DIAGONALS:  The segment joining the midpoints of the two diagonals is parallel to the bases and equal to one half of the difference of the bases.

 
Midpoints of diagonals of a trapezoid

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