## 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 = 35m ^{2}** The answer is 35m

^{2}. Thirty five meters squared