## Using Volume Formula For Trapezoid To Calculate Volume

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What is a trapezoid and how do I calculate its volume? Someone, please help me with filling the values in the volume formula for trapezoid as well.

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## Using Volume Formula For Trapezoid To Calculate Volume

Hey there, I think you are a little confused. Before I answer you, you must know about quadrilateral.

A Quadrilateral is any polygon or figure in one dimension, consisting of four sides and four vertices.

A Trapezoid is defined as any quadrilateral which contains at least one parallel pair sides.

E.g. Trapezium, Rectangle, Square, Parallelogram, Rhombus etc.

A trapezoid is not one figure, it is a collective term for a class of quadrilaterals. And being two-dimensional figures, they do not have volume.

If by the trapezoid, you mean trapezoidal prism, here is the answer:

A trapezoid prism, as you see in the figure above, is a three-dimensional figure, having two trapezoids on opposite faces and these are connected by four rectangles.
The formula to calculate the volume, denoted by â€˜Vâ€™, of the trapezoid prism, is:

V=1/2 h(a+b)l

Where,

h = height of trapezoid prism,

a = length of the smaller parallel side of the trapezium forming a part of the trapezoidal prism,

b = length of the larger parallel side of the trapezium forming a part of the trapezoidal prism,

l = length of the prism.