# How to find Area

### Including Squares, Rectangles, Triangles, and Trapezoids

## Area of a Square and a Rectangle

## Area for a Triangle

A triangle is half of a square, and you should find the area like you would do with a square. If you see a line in the middle thats the height, and same as the square you multiply the base times the height. Here is when you do something different, you divide the product by 2, and the quotient is the area of the triangle.

The formula is A=bxh1/2

## Area for a Trapezoid

Trapezoid is a bit more complicated than the area for a square, and a triangle. It is more complicated because there are more steps that you have to take to get the area. You get both of the bases (the two horizantal lines) and you add them. Then you do take the sum of the lines and you multiply it by the height, the product of the both lengths will be divided by 2. The formula is A=hx(b1+b2)1/2

## Citations

Pictures: Goggle images

Info: 7th grade On-Level Math Journal

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