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

**Solution:**

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

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).

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

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

**Summary:**

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

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