Open Middle: Trapezoid Area Problem
- Tim Brzezinski
Creation of this resource was inspired by this Open Middle problem from Patrick McGowan.
Move the LARGE POINTS to create different trapezoids with fixed perimeter = 46 units. If the trapezoid disappears, make it smaller so it reappears.
What maximum possible area did you find? What were the dimensions of this trapezoid?
Math Teachers: For a version of this problem where you can choose your own fixed perimeter, click here.