For example: What is the area of the given trapezoid?

**Solution**:

The given trapezoid is breakdown into 3 shapes, 1 rectangle, and 2 triangles.

For rectangle:

Length = 7 ft

Width = 6 ft

Area = Length * width = 7 * 6 = 42 ft^2

For the first triangle:

Base = 3 ft

Height = 7 ft

Area of first triangle = ½ * base * height = ½ * 3 * 7 = 10.5 ft^2

For the second triangle:

Base = 3 ft

Height = 7 ft

Area of second triangle = ½ * base * height = ½ * 3 * 7 = 10.5 ft^2

Area of the trapezoid = Area of rectangle + Area of first triangle + Area of second triangle

= 42 + 10.5 + 10.5

= 63

Therefore, the area of the trapezoid is 63 square feet.