What is the area of a trapezoid with a height of 5 m and bases of 8 m and 1 m?
Answer: The area of a trapezoid with a height of 5 m and bases of 8 m and 1 m is 22.5 m2.
Let's solve this question by using the formula of the area of a trapezoid step by step.
height = 5m
base one (b1) = 8m
base two (b2) = 1m
We know that the area of trapezoid = (1/2) x (Sum of parallel sides) x (perpendicular distance between the parallel sides).
Area = (1/2) x (8 + 1) x 5 m = 22.5 m2