__Solved Example on Trapezoid __

**Step 1: **Flowerbed is in the form of a trapezium.

**Step 2:** Area of the trapezoid ADEF = Area of the triangle ABF + Area of the triangle CDE + Area of the rectangle BCEF.

**Step 3: **Area of the triangle = × (base × height) [Formula.]

**Step 4: **Area of the triangle ABF = × (3 × 8) = [Substitute and simplify.]

** Step 5: **Area of the triangle CED = × (3 × 8)** = **[Substitute and simplify.]

**Step 6: **Area of the rectangle BCEF = 6 × 8 = ** **[Area of the rectangle = length × width.]

**Step 7: **So, the area of the flowerbed = 48 + 12 + 12 = .** **