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The **Height of a Trapezoid **calculator computes the distance between the two parallel lines in a trapezoid.

**INSTRUCTIONS**: Choose units and enter the following:

- (
**a**) Length of Side a - (
**b**) Length of Side b - (
**c**) Length of Side c - (
**d**) Length of Side d

**Height of Trapezoid (h):** The calculator returns the height in meters. However, this can be automatically converted to compatible units via the pull-down menu.

**Trapezoid**or **trapezium**, as it's known in the UK, is a quadrilateral with two parallel sides, shown as the top and bottom in this diagram. The height of a trapezoid (h) is the perpendicular distance between the two parallel sides.

This method uses Heron's formula to compute the area of the triangles sides.

The method then uses the formula for the area of a triangle, A = 1/2 * x * h, to compute the height (h).

h = 2*A / x

where:

- h = height of the triangle and therefor the trapezoid
- A = area of the triangle
- x = base of the triangle which is equal to the difference of the two parallel lines (x = b-a)

**Trapezoid **or **trapezium**, as it's known in the UK, is a quadrilateral with two parallel sides, shown as the top and bottom in this diagram. The height of a trapezoid (h) is the perpendicular distance between the two parallel sides.

A trapezoid volume is made of four trapezoids one the sides.