- Find the length of the lines that are parallel to each other. Set these equal to b
_{1}and b_{2}(these are the "bases" of the trapezoid) - Find the height of the trapezoid (The height is perpendicular to both of the bases)
- Solve using this formula: Area
_{trapezoid}= h*((b_{1}+ b_{2})/2)

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Apr 21, 2017