# What is the equation for the area of a trapezoid?

The area of the trapezoid is calculated by measuring the average of the parallel sides and multiplying it with its height.

## Answer: The area of a trapezoid is A = (1/2) × (a + b) × h

Let's calculate the area of the trapezoid.

## Explanation:

The area of a trapezoid can be shown in the figure given below:

So, area of a trapezoid is A = (1/2) × (a + b) × h

Here, a and b are the lengths of the two parallel sides, and

h is the height of the trapezoid (distance between two parallel sides).