# What is the area of a trapezoid with a height of 5 m and bases of 8 m and 1 m?

A trapezoid is a flat closed shape quadrilateral in which one pair of opposite sides are parallel.

## Answer: The area of a trapezoid with a height of 5 m and bases of 8 m and 1 m is 22.5 m^{2}.

Let's solve this question by using the formula of the area of a trapezoid step by step.

**Explanation:**

Given,

height = 5m

base one (b_{1}) = 8m

base two (b_{2}) = 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 5m x (8 + 1)m = 22.5 m^{2}