A trapezoid or a trapezium is a convex quadrilateral with a pair of opposite sides that are parallel to each other.

**Formula to calculate area of a trapezoid:**

The area of a trapezoid is calculated by getting the sum of the length of the parallel sides ‘a’ and ‘b’ , then divide the sum and multiply the result by 2.

Height – This is the perpendicular distance between the parallelÂ sides.

**Example:**

Calculate the area of the following trapezoid.

Therefore, the area of the trapezoid is 119 cmÂ²