# Trapezium Area Calculator

A trapezium is a two-dimensional quadrilateral (as it is made of four straight lines) having a pair of parallel opposite sides. The opposite parallel sides are referred to as the base and the non-parallel sides are referred to as legs of the trapezium.It is a closed plane shape having four sides and four corners.

## What is Trapezium Area Calculator?

'**Trapezium Area Calculator**' is an online tool that calculates the area of a trapezoid within a few seconds.The trapezium area is given by calculating the average of bases and multiplying its result to the altitude.

### Trapezium Area Calculator

## How to Use Trapezium Area Calculator?

Please follow the below steps to find the area of trapezium:

**Step 1:**Enter the length of two parallel sides of a trapezium (base) and height in the given input box.**Step 2:**Click on the**"Calculate"**button to find the area of the trapezium.**Step 3:**Click on the**"Reset"**button to find the area for different lengths of parallel sides of the trapezium.

## How to Find the Area of Trapezium?

The area of a trapezium is defined as half the product of sum of the length of two of its parallel sides and height. The area of a trapezoid is the number of unit squares that can be fit into it and it is measured in square units

**The area of trapezium is given by 1/2 × (a + b) × h **

Where 'a' and 'b' are lengths of two of its parallel sides of the trapezium and 'h' is the height (perpendicular distance between a and b)

**Solved Examples on Trapezium Area Calculator**

**Example 1:**

Find the area of a trapezium whose parallel sides are 16 units and 10 units respectively and whose height is 8 units?

**Solution:**

Given: a = 16 units, b = 10 units and height = 8 units

Area of trapezium = 1/2 × (a + b) × h

= 1/2 (16 + 10) × 8

= 26 × 4

= 104 square units

Therefore, the area of the trapezium is 104 square units

**Example 2:**

Find the area of a trapezium whose parallel sides are 10 units and 12 units respectively and whose height is 6 units?

**Solution:**

Given: a = 10 units, b = 12 units and height = 6 units

Area of trapezium = 1/2 × (a + b) × h

= 1/2 (10 + 12) × 6

= 11 × 6

= 66 square units

Therefore, the area of the trapezium is 66 square units

**Example 3:**

Find the area of a trapezium whose parallel sides are 17 units and 11 units respectively and whose height is 12 units?

**Solution:**

Given: a = 17 units, b = 11 units and height = 12 units

Area of trapezium = 1/2 × (a + b) × h

= 1/2 (17 + 11) × 12

= 26 × 4

= 168 square units

Therefore, the area of the trapezium is 168 square units

Similarly, you can use the **Trapezium Area Calculator** to find the area of the trapezium

1) parallel sides of a trapezium are 22 units, 12 units and height is 8 units

2) parallel sides of a trapezium are 14 units, 4 units and height is 16 units

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