The **amount **of **fabric **in inches Felicia need to make the **actual** shape for the **comforter **is **660 in²**

### What is a trapezoid?

It is defined as the **quadrilateral **having four sides in which **two sides **are **parallel **to each other, it is a** 2-dimensional geometry**.

We have a trapezoid in the picture shown with dimensions.

We know the area of the trapezoid is given by:

Here a = 15 cm, b = 22 cm and h = 11 cm

**A = 203.5 square cm**

To make the square from the trapezoid, Felicia needs to cut two triangles from the both end, as shown in the figure.

The height of the triangle = 11 cm

And base length = (22-15)/2 = 3.5 cm

**The area of the triangle = (11×3.5)/2 = 19.25 square cm**

**Area of the two triangles = 2×19.25 = 38.5 square cm**

Now the amount of fabric = 203.5 - 38.5 = 165 square cm

As the scale is given 1 cm = 2 in

**1 cm ² = 4 in²**

So, **the amount of fabric in inches = 165×4 = 660 in²**

Thus, the **amount **of **fabric **in inches Felicia need to make the **actual** shape for the **comforter **is **660 in²**

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