# Area of a Trapezoid

Lesson Objective
In this lesson, we will learn about the area of a trapezoid.
In this lesson, we will:
1. Learn about the formula for the area of a trapezoid.
2. See an example on using the formula to find the trapezoid's area.
3. See another example on using the formula to find the height of a trapezoid.
The study tips and math video below will explain more.

# Study Tips

Tip #1
A trapezoid has four sides where two sides are parallel to each other. The height of the trapezoid is perpendicular to the parallel sides. These are shown on the right.

Now, if a trapezoid has the height h and two parallel sides a and b, the area A, of the trapezoid will be:

The math video below will give more explanation on this. Also, we will see some examples on how to use this formula.

# Math Video

Lesson Video
Math Video Transcript

# Practice Questions & More

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
Now, let's try some MCQ questions to understand this lesson better.

You can start by going through the series of questions on the area of a trapezoid  or pick your choice of question below.
1. Question 1 on finding the area of a trapezoid
2. Question 2 on finding the height of a trapezoid
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