#### Question

A park, in the shape of a quadrilateral ABCD, has ∠C = 900, AB = 9 m, BC = 12 m, CD = 5 m and AD = 8 m How much area does it occupy?

#### Solution

Given sides of a quadrilaterals are AB = 9, BC = 12, CD = 05, DA = 08

Let us joint BD

In ΔBCD applying Pythagoras theorem.

`BD^2=BC^2+CD^2`

=`(12)^2+(5)^2`

=144+25

=169

𝐵𝐷=13𝑚

Area of ΔBCD = `1/2`×𝐵𝐶×𝐶𝐷=[`1/2`×12×5]`m^2=30m^2`

or ΔABD

`S=sqrt(perimeter)/2=sqrt(9+8+13)/2=15cm`

By heron’s formula`sqrt(s(s-a)(s-b)(s-c))`

Area of the triangle =`sqrt(15(15-9)(15-8)(15-13))m^2`

=`35.496 + 30 m^2`

= `65.5 m^2` (approximately)

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Solution A Park, in the Shape of a Quadrilateral Abcd, Has ∠C = 900, Ab = 9 M, Bc = 12 M, Cd = 5 M and Ad = 8 M How Much Area Does It Occupy? Concept: Application of Heron’S Formula in Finding Areas of Quadrilaterals.