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# What is the area of a trapezoid?

**The area of a trapezoid is found by multiplying the average length of the two parallel bases by the height, or 1/2 (b1 + b2) x h.** The height is the length of a line connecting one base to the other at a 90-degree angle.

A trapezoid is defined in the United States and Canada as a four-sided convex polygon with at least one pair of parallel sides. The same shape is called a trapezium outside of North America. In American and Canadian English, the word trapezium means a four-sided polygon with no parallel sides, also called an irregular quadrilateral. There is no simple formula for finding the volume of an irregular quadrilateral.

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## What is the way to determine the volume of a water tank?

A: Depending on whether the tank is cylindrical or rectangular, the volume of a water tank is found using the formulas (pi x radius^2 x height) or (length x w... Full Answer >Filed Under: -
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## What is the volume of a rectangular prism?

A: A rectangular prism's formula is given as length (l) multiplied by the width (w) and height (h), or with the formula V = l * w * h. A rectangular prism is ... Full Answer >Filed Under: -
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## How do you find the volume of a rectangle?

A: The volume of a rectangle is found by multiplying its length by the width and height. The formula is: L x W x H = V. Full Answer >Filed Under: -
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## How do you find the area of a rectangular prism?

A: To find the surface area of a rectangular prism, find its length, width and height. Multiply width times height, length times width, and length times heigh... Full Answer >Filed Under: