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HELP. TODD.Kristine has a bedroom wall that is shaped like a trapezoid with a height of 9 ft, a top base of 12 ft, and a bottom base of 15 ft. In the middle of this wall is a circular window whose radius is 3 ft.What is the area of the wall without the window?Use 3.14 for pi.Enter your answer in the box.

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First, we figure out the area of the wall, which is shaped like a trapezoid. The equation for the area of a trapezoid is 
[tex] \frac{1}{2} (a+b)h[/tex]
where a is the top base, b is the bottom base and h is the height.
Substitute your given values into the equation and solve:
A=1/2(12+15)9
A=4.5(27)
Area of the wall= 121.5ft²

Now we figure out the area of the of the circular window. The formula for the area of a circle is 
[tex] \pi r^{2} [/tex]
where r is the radius
Substitute your given values into the equation and solve:
pi×3²
[tex]9 \pi =28.27433388 ft^{2} [/tex]

Now finally minus the area of the window from the area of the wall.
121.5-28.27433388=93.22566612
To 1 d.p., the area of the wall without the window is 93.2ft²