. trapeze area formula
Sol. A = (a + b) h
Example: Find the area of a trapezoid whose bases are 24 cm and 10 cm and whose height is 5 cm.
Solution: The bases are a = 24 cm; b = 10 cm.
The height is h = 5 cm.
The area of the trapezoid is,
A = (a + b) h
A = (24+ 10) (5) = (34) (5) = 85 cm2.