Calculating the Area of a Trapezoid

A trapezoid is a quadrilateral (has 4 sides) and has only one pair of sides parallel.

How to determine the area of a trapezoid:

  • Add the lengths of the 2 parallel sides
  • divide by 2 to get the average length of the parallel sides.
  • Multiply this by the height (distance between the parallel sides

Find the area of the trapezoid.

= square cm