# Open Middle: Trapezoid Area Problem

## 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?

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