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  • In shape, the peninsula forms a rough trapezium, with its greatest length from north-west to south-east.
  • The proper statement is that, if a and b are the sides, the area is equal to the area of a rectangle whose sides are a and tb; this being, in fact, a particular case of the proposition that the area of a trapezium is equal to the area of a rectangle whose sides are its breadth and the arithmetic mean of the lengths of the two parallel sides.
  • The figures considered in § 22 are particular cases of the trapezium, which is a quadrilateral with two parallel sides.
  • The trapezium is also sometimes called a " trapezoid," but it will be convenient to reserve this term for a different figure (§ 24).
  • The most important form of trapezium is that in which one of the two remaining sides of the figure is at right angles to the two parallel sides.

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