# ABCD is a trapezoid with line BC perpendicular to line AB and line BC perpendicular to line CD. AB=13 BC=12 CD=8.A line segment is drawn from A to E, which is the midpoint of line CD. What is the area of triangle AED?

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Jan 6, 2016

#### Explanation:

The trapezoid described is somewhat as the figure below:

The formula of the area of the triangle is

Since AF is perpendicular to the triangle's side DE, and AF=BC=12, we have: