Area of a Trapezium

How to calculate the area of a Trapezium, with example.

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How to calculate the area of a Trapezium

How to calculate the area of a Trapezium.

It’s very simple to calculate the area of a Trapezium, you just need to use the following formula.

A = 0.5 x (a + b) x h

Where

A = The Area

a = The length of the top

b = The length of the base

h = The height

Lets try an example

Example

You’ve been asked to calculate the area of a Trapezium, you measure the top and find it is 4 meters long, next you measure the base and find it is 10 meters long and finally you measure the height and find it is 5 meters.

Find the area using the formula

A = 0.5 x (a + b) x h

A = 0.5 x (4m + 10m) x 5m

A = 0.5 x (14m) x 5m

A = 7m x 5m

A = 35m2

The answer is 35m2. Thirty five meters squared

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