# A trapezoid has a height of 6 cm and bases of 8 and 10 cm. What is the area of the trapezoid?

Apr 6, 2018

${\text{54 cm}}^{2}$

#### Explanation:

For a trapezoid:

"area" = ("short side " + " long side")/2 * "length" ("or height")

So

$\text{area" = (("8 cm"+ "10 cm")/2)*"6 cm}$

$= \text{9 cm" * "6 cm}$

$= {\text{54 cm}}^{2}$

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