# Area of a Trapezoid

Use the slider feature to view how a trapezoid can be transformed into a triangle. Answer the questions below.

What is the tradtional formula for the area of a trapezoid?

What is the traditional formula for the area of a triangle?

What connection can you see between the two bases used in the formula for a trapezoid and the base used in the formula for a triangle?

What is the area of the polygon?