GeomEtric sHAPES ON THE PlanE_4  
Section: Geometry  
1. THE AREA OF A TRAPEZIUM  
The formula to find the area of a trapezium is


1. Click on the next_step control button and try to understand all the steps. 2. Note that trapezium ABCD can be divided into two triangles and so we can work out the formula we want by using the formula to find the area of a triangle. 3. Carry out the same steps in your exercise book with a pencil and piece of paper.

Agustín Muñoz Núñez  
Spanish Ministry of Education. Year 2001  
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