If the area of the trapezoid below is 98 square units,what is the value of x?
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whitneywiggins

Area of Trapezoid is = 1/2 x height x (base1 + base2)
Here, Area = 98, base1 = 8, base2 = 20 and height = unknown (x)
So, 1/2 x height x (8+20) = 98
==> 1/2 x height x 28 = 98
==> height x 14 = 98
==> height = 98/14
==> height = 7 units
So, the final answer is --> the value of x = 7 units