Calculate the area of the trapezoid in the figure in square feet.

Calculate the area of the trapezoid in the figure in square feet.

Detailed Explanation

The area of a trapezoid is equal to \([ \frac{\mathrm{(b_1 + b_2)h} }{\mathrm{2} }]\). For this trapezoid, that is \(\frac{\mathrm{(2+4.5) \times 2} }{\mathrm{2} }\) = 6.5 square feet.