# Right Trapezoid Calculator

The right trapezoid calculator is indeed the *right* tool for computing all the properties of our favorite trapezoid.

We'll show you what's the difference **between a 'typical' and a right trapezoid**, and teach you **how to calculate the slant of the right angle trapezoid**. Follow the text for more!

## What's the right trapezoid?

A right trapezoid is a trapezoid with ** one of its legs perpendicular to both of the bases**. In other words, it means that such a trapezoid must contain

**two right angles**.

It should be **our favorite type of trapezoids** - it's much easier to calculate! It is because the **height** of the trapezoid is equal to **one of its sides**.

Don't you worry - our right trapezoid calculator is here to help you with all the necessary steps. 👌 We'll calculate:

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💡 A **rectangle** is also a right trapezoid - it does satisfy the condition described above!

## How to calculate the slant of right angle trapezoid?

We can easily calculate the slant side of a right angle trapezoid using the Pythagorean theorem:

Where:

**d**is the slant (long) side of a trapezoid;**a**is the longer base;**b**is the shorter base; and**c**is the short side (trapezoid's height).

## How to calculate the length of right trapezoid?

A right trapezoid is indeed special - **its height is equal to the length of its shorter side.** We can calculate it easily, using a modification of the Pythagorean theorem:

Where:

**b**is the shorter base;**d**is the slant (long) side of a trapezoid;**a**is the longer base; and**c**is the short side (trapezoid's height).

## Other trapezoid-related calculators

Happy with our right trapezoid calculator? Check out all the other amazing tools that'll help you compute **all the trapezoid properties you may need**:

- Trapezoid calculator
- Area of a trapezoid calculator
- Trapezoid perimeter calculator
- Trapezoid side calculator
- Trapezoid angle calculator
- Trapezoid height calculator
- Midsegment of a trapezoid
- Isosceles trapezoid calculator
- Isosceles trapezoid area calculator
- Right trapezoid area calculator
- Area of an irregular trapezoid calculator

## FAQ

### Does a trapezoid with one right angle exist?

**No, it doesn't.** A trapezoid may have two right angles or none at all.

* Why is that so?* 🤔

Two of the trapezoid bases **must be parallel** to each other. That's why, if one of the sides is at **right angle** (*perpendicular*) to one of the bases, it also must be perpendicular to the second one.