Trapezoid: Area (I)

1.

Without looking up the formula on another tab in your internet browser, describe below, in your own words, how you could find the area of ANY TRAPEZOID in terms of both its bases and its height.

2.

In the trapezoid above, suppose base 1 = 6 cm, base 2 = 3 cm, and the height = 5 cm. What would the area of the trapezoid be?