## Area Formulas

## Formative Assessment

# Area Formulas

**Read and Discuss**

- The area of a rectangle is equal to its base times its height.
*A*=*bh* - The area of a parallelogram is equal to its base times its height.
*A*=*bh* - The area of a trapezoid is equal to one half times the sum of the bases times the height.
*A*= $\frac{1}{2}$(*b*1 +*b*2)*h* - The area of a triangle is equal to one half the base times the height.
*A*= $\frac{1}{2}$*bh*

## Hint:

Can you:

- Calculate the area of a triangle, parallelogram, or trapezoid given the values of the base(s) and height?
- Calculate the height of a triangle, parallelogram, or trapezoid given the values of the base(s) and area?