# area of trapezium

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#1
what is teh formula...?
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16 years ago
#2
(Original post by bougeoursie_Roo)
what is teh formula...?
A = (a+b)h/2
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#3
(Original post by mikesgt2)
A = (a+b)h/2
thnx
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16 years ago
#4
think of it as width * average of the two heights.
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#5
damn wish i knew that in my gen studs exam!
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16 years ago
#6
(Original post by emzie)
damn wish i knew that in my gen studs exam!
jokes, i think we had that question in ours too. it was just a mock though...was that in your mock?
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#7
This is not something you should have to remember its something that is easily deduced.
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#8
Or if you are feeling hardcore you could integrate the linear function between two boundry values
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#9
h/2 [ y0 + 2y1 + 2y2 + 2y3 + 2y4 +.... yn-1 ]

for hardcore trapezists =)
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#10
nah it was in our real gen studs! lol i did so crapo havent even looked at nething remotly mathsy since yr 11!
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#11
(Original post by bougeoursie_Roo)
what is teh formula...?
To the tune of Pop Goes the Weasel:

Half the sum of the parallel sides
Times the distance between them,
Equals the area
Of a trapezium!

That's how I remember it.

J.
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