# The formula for the area of ​​a trapezoid

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## h – the length of the height lowered to the side b

Calculate the area of ​​the trapezoid with the base b = 6.5 cm, side a = 5.5 cm and height h = 2.5 cm

### $P=15 cm^{2}$

The area of ​​the trapezoid with the base b = 6.5 cm and the side a = 5.5 cm and height h = 2.5 cm, is 15cm²