## What is a trapeze lloyd?

A quadrilateral with at least one pair of parallel sides is called, in American and Canadian English, a trapezoid (/ˈtræpəzɔɪd/). In British and other forms of English, a (North American) trapezoid is called a trapezium (/trəˈpiːziəm/). This article uses North American nomenclature.

## Why is a trapezium called a trapezium?

The trapezium is a quadrilateral with one pair of parallel opposite sides. The parallel sides of a trapezium are called bases and the non-parallel sides of a trapezium are called legs. It is also called a trapezoid. Sometimes the parallelogram is also called a trapezoid with two parallel sides.

What is difference between trapezium and trapezoid?

In the US (for some) a trapezium is a four sided polygon with no parallel sides; in the UK a trapezium is a four sided polygon with exactly one pair of parallel sides; whereas in Canada a trapezoid has an inclusive definition in that it’s a four sided-polygon with at least one pair of parallel sides – hence …

### What is a trapezoid look like?

A trapezoid is a four-sided flat shape with one pair of opposite parallel sides. It looks like a triangle that had its top sliced off parallel to the bottom. Usually, the trapezoid will be sitting with the longest side down, and you will have two sloping sides for the edges.

### What shape is a trapezium?

A trapezoid (also known as a trapezium) is a flat 2D shape with four straight sides. It has one pair of parallel sides which are usually the top and bottom sides. The parallel sides are called the bases, while the non-parallel sides are called the legs.

Who invented trapezium?

But it wasn’t until 1813 that English mathematician J.P. Smith came up with the trapezium (a quadrilateral with no two sides parallel).

## What is a trapezium in America?

There are two common definitions of the trapezium. The American definition is a quadrilateral with no parallel sides; the British definition is a quadrilateral with two sides parallel (e.g., Bronshtein and Semendyayev 1977, p. 174)–which Americans call a trapezoid.

## What is parallelogram and trapezium?

If 2 sides of a quadrilateral are parallel to each other, it is called trapezoid or trapezium. If 2 pairs of sides are parallel to each other, it is called a parallelogram.

What is trapezoid India?

A trapezium is a 4-sided flat shape with straight sides that has a pair of opposite sides parallel. It is called a trapezoid in US. ( Indians follow the UK version). A trapezoid is a quadrilateral with NO parallel sides (UK version).