Measuring the Area of a Trapezoid


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What measurements are needed to find the area of a trapezoid?

A: The two bases

B: The two legs

C: The altitude

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1. What is the area of a trapezoid whose bases measure 4 inches and 8 inches with an altitude of 2 inches?

2. What is the area of a trapezoid with a height of 7 meters, a base of 10 meters, and another base of 20 meters?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Trapezoids are four-sided with one set of parallel sides, though that hardly tells the whole story. In this quiz, you'll recall what is needed to find the area of a trapezoid, and then use that to find area.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This trapezoid quiz is here to test you on your ability to:

  • Recall the measurements needed to find the area of a trapezoid
  • Calculate the area of multiple trapezoids when given the measurements

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - draw the most relevant information from the related geometry lesson
  • Problem solving - use your knowledge to calculate the area of a series of trapezoids
  • Information recall - remember the information you have acquired about the area of trapezoids
  • Knowledge application - use this knowledge to successfully answer questions regarding trapezoids and how to find the area

Additional Learning

The lesson called Measuring the Area of a Trapezoid covers the following objectives:

  • Explain how to identify a trapezoid's measurements
  • Provide the formula to find the area
  • Give sample problems that apply this formula