## Let’s Calculate SQFT of a trapezoid

Remember, the input can only be in feet (ft), inches (in), yards (yd), centimetres (cm), millimetres (mm) and metres (m) but never a combination of two different units!

Area of a Trapezoid = ((a + b) / 2 )h

Length of side a (drop down ft, in, yd, cm, mm, m)

Length of side b (drop down ft, in, yd, cm, mm, m)

Height of side h (drop down ft, in, yd, cm, mm, m)

Price per unit (drop down ft^{2}, in^{2}, yd^{2}, cm^{2}, mm^{2}, m^{2})

# Understanding the Square footage:

To understand how to calculate square footage we must first begin with the definition of area. An area is the size of a two-dimensional surface. The area of a trapezoid is the space contained within its 4 sides. To find out the area of a trapezoid, we need to know the length of two parallel sides and the distance (height) between them. The sides should be measured in feet (ft) for square footage calculations and if needed, converted to inches (in), yards (yd), centimetres (cm), millimetres (mm) and metres (m).

**The formula:**

Area of a Trapezoid = ((a + b) / 2 )h

Length of side a (drop down ft, in, yd, cm, mm, m)

Length of side b (drop down ft, in, yd, cm, mm, m)

Height of side h (drop down ft, in, yd, cm, mm, m)

**Answer** = (((a + b) / 2 )h) square area

**Abbreviations of unit area: ** ft^{2}, in^{2}, yd^{2}, cm^{2}, mm^{2}, m^{2}

**Where do you need it in daily life?**

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**What measurements do you need?**

You need to know the length of two parallel sides and the distance (height) between them in either feet (ft), inches (in), yards (yd), centimetres (cm), millimetres (mm) or metres (m).

**What can you calculate with this tool?**

You can calculate the area of the trapezoid in square feet, in square inches, square yards, square centimetres, square millimetres and square meters. Yes, our tool is that awesome.

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**Conversion factors:**

To convert among square feet, square inches, square yards, square centimetres, square millimetres and square meters you can utilize the following conversion table.

Square feet to square yards | multiply ft^{2} by 0.11111 to get yd^{2} |

Square feet to square meters | multiply ft^{2} by 0.092903 to get m^{2} |

Square yards to square feet | multiply yd^{2} by 9 to get ft^{2} |

Square yards to square meters | multiply yd^{2} by 0.836127 to get m^{2} |

Square meters to square feet | multiply m^{2} by 10.7639 to get ft^{2} |

Square meters to square yards | multiply m^{2} by 1.19599 to get yd^{2} |

Square meters to square millimetres | multiply the m^{2} value by 1000000 to get mm^{2} |

Square meters to square centimetres | multiply the m^{2} value by 10 000 to get cm^{2} |

Square centimetres to square metres | multiply the cm^{2} value by 0.0001 to get mm^{2} |

Square centimetres to square millimetres | multiply the cm^{2} value by 100 to get mm^{2} |

Square millimetres to square centimetres | multiply the mm^{2} value by 0.000001 to get cm^{2} |

Square millimetres to square metres | multiply the mm^{2} value by 1000000 to get m^{2} |