The Trapezoid Area Calculator is a tool designed to calculate the area of a trapezoid when you know the lengths of its two parallel sides and the height. It’s useful for students, engineers, architects, or anyone needing quick calculations for trapezoidal shapes.

## Trapezoid Area Calculator

Calculate the area of a trapezoid by dimensions of sides and height.

**Area Result:**

## How to Use the Calculator

**Enter Base 1 (a)**: Input the length of one of the parallel sides (Base 1).**Enter Base 2 (b)**: Input the length of the other parallel side (Base 2).**Enter Height (h)**: Input the height of the trapezoid (the perpendicular distance between the bases).**Calculate**: Press the ‘Calculate Area’ button to see the area of the trapezoid.

#### Formula Used

The area of a trapezoid is calculated using the formula: Area = (a + b) * h / 2 Here, ‘a’ and ‘b’ are the lengths of the two bases, and ‘h’ is the height.

#### Examples

**Base 1 is 8 units, Base 2 is 6 units, and height is 4 units**: The area is 28 square units.**Base 1 is 10 units, Base 2 is 10 units, and height is 5 units**: The area is 50 square units.**Base 1 is 15 units, Base 2 is 5 units, and height is 3 units**: The area is 30 square units.

#### Additional Information

Understanding the properties of trapezoids and how to calculate their area is fundamental in geometry. The trapezoid is a four-sided figure with one pair of parallel sides, distinct in its ability to model various real-world structures and shapes. This calculator simplifies the mathematical process, providing a quick and easy way to solve for area in practical and educational situations. Always ensure measurements are accurate for the best results.

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