How to Find the Area of a Trapezoid and Rhombus

Area of a Trapezoid and Rhombus

Area of a Trapezoid and Rhombus

Hi, and welcome this video lesson on special types of quadrilaterals. Today we’re going be talking about trapezoids and rhombuses. Now if you’re looking for something on a normal quadrilateral, go ahead check our video out entitled common quadrilaterals.

For now, let’s get started on defining some of these objects. A trapezoid is a quadrilateral where at least 1 pair of sides are parallel. The parallel sides are called the bases, and the other 2 remaining sides are called legs.

Finding the area of one of these can be a bit trickier than other objects. The most common used equation is the following: Area is equal to the 2 bases, divided by 2, times H, or the height.

A rhombus is a little bit different. It’s a parallelogram where all 4 sides are of equal length and opposite angles are equal. Most often, it is referred to as a diamond.

To find the area of a rhombus, you can multiply the imaginary perpendicular lines that travel in the middle of a rhombus and divide the result by 2. Like this: L times M, divided by 2 is equal to the area. I hope that helps. Thanks for watching this video lesson and until next time, happy studying.



by Mometrix Test Preparation | Last Updated: August 15, 2019