Difficulty understanding formula and area under v-t graph

1. The problem

For sake of format I attached the a screenshot of the course material I’m having difficulty wrapping my walnut around. Which is how:

Total Displacement = Area of Triangle + Area of Rectangle
Δvector d = Atriangle + ARectangle
Δvector d = 1/2 (V2-V1)Δt +V1*Δt

Translates in to:

Δvector d= 1/2 (V1+V2)Δt

Could someone explain it to me? I feel as if i’m blatantly missing an obvious answer as to why this is but since there is no answer in the text, I’m reaching out.

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q.doc contains my question in better formatting

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