# Area of a Trapezoid

How to find the area of a trapezoid: formula, example, and its solution.

## Formula

*A* = (1/2)(*b*_{1} + *b*_{2})*h**A*: Area of a trapezoid*b*_{1}, *b*_{2}: Bases*h*: Height

## Example

*b*_{1} = 5*b*_{2} = 8*h* = 4

So *A* = (1/2)(5 + 8)⋅4.

5 + 8 = 13

(1/2)⋅4 = 2

13⋅2 = 26

So *A* = 26.