**To find the area of a trapezoid, you need the following three pieces of information:**

- The length of base one
- The length of base two
- The height between the two bases

The formula to find the area of a trapezoid is as follows:

**The sum of the bases** **multiplied**** by the height and then divided by two**.

**Formula of the trapezoid:**

**$A=\frac{(Base~1+Base~2)\times Height}{2}$**