# Area of Trapezium by using a parallelogram

- Author:
- Lew W.S.

- Topic:
- Area, Parallelogram, Trapezoid

In the trapezium shown, the sides with length of

*a*units and*b*units are parallel. The perpendicular distance between them is*h*units Use the "ship's steering wheel" and the "translate" slider to make a second trapezium such that a larger parallelogram is formed! Answer the questions below the diagrams.1. What is the area of the parallelogram formed from the 2 identical trapeziums ? (In terms of *a*, *b* and *h*)

2. What would be the area of one trapezium? (In terms of *a*, *b* and *h*)