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AreaTrapezoid(base1, base2, height)

Last updated July 17, 2001

author

Rob Brooks-Bilson

Version: 1 | Requires: CF5 | Library: MathLib

Description:
Calculates the area of a trapezoid based on the length of the top and bottom bases and the height.

Return Values:
Returns the area of the trapezoid.

Example:

<CFSET base1=4>
  <CFSET base2=6>
  <CFSET height=5>
  <CFOUTPUT>
  Given:
  <UL>
  <LI>base1=#base1#
  <LI>base2=#base2#
  <LI>height=#height#
  </UL>
  The area of the trapezoid is #AreaTrapezoid(base1, base2, height)#
  </CFOUTPUT>

Parameters:

Name Description Required
base1 Length of the bottom base. Yes
base2 Length of the top base. Yes
height Height of the trapezoid. Yes

Full UDF Source:

/**
 * Calculates the area of a trapezoid.
 * 
 * @param base1 	 Length of the bottom base. 
 * @param base2 	 Length of the top base. 
 * @param height 	 Height of the trapezoid. 
 * @return Returns the area of the trapezoid. 
 * @author Rob Brooks-Bilson (rbils@amkor.com) 
 * @version 1.0, July 17, 2001 
 */
function AreaTrapezoid(base1, base2, height)
{
  Return (base1 + base2)/2 * height;
}
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