Area of a Trapezium

# Area of a Trapezium

In the previous segment, we learnt how to find the area of the shaded region. In this segment, we will learn about the area of trapezium.

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## How to find the area of a trapezium?

Area of a trapezium = 1 × ℎ???ℎ? × ??? ?? ???????? ?????

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For example,

Consider a trapezium ABCD, such that seg AB ∥ seg CD.

AD and BC are the non-parallel sides.

AE is the altitude of the trapezium such that AE = h .

### Trapezium ABCD

Area of trapezium = 1 × ℎ???ℎ? × ??? ?? ???????? ?????

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Thus, area of trapezium ABCD =1 × ℎ × (?? + ??)

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### Summary

 Area of Trapezium = 1 × ℎ???ℎ? × ??? ?? ???????? ????? 2

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