Area of a Parallelogram

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Lesson Objective
In this lesson, we will learn about the area of a parallelogram.
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About This Lesson
In this lesson, we will:
  1. Learn about the formula for the area of a parallelogram.
  2. See an example on using the formula to calculate a parallelogram's area.
  3. See another example on using the formula to calculate the height of a parallelogram.
The study tips and math video below will explain more.
a parallelogram

Study Tips

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Tip #1
A parallelogram has two pairs of parallel sides and its opposite sides are equal in length. These properties are shown on the right.

Now, if the parallelogram has the base b and the height h, the area, A, of the parallelogram will be:

A = bh
a parallelogram has 2 pairs of parallel sides
a parallelogram with the base b and height h. Its opposite sides are equal in length.

The math video below will give more explanation on this. Also, we will see some examples on how to use this formula.

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Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
Now, let's try some MCQ questions to understand this lesson better.

You can start by going through the series of questions on the area of a parallelogram  or pick your choice of question below.
  1. Question 1 on finding the area of a parallelogram
  2. Question 2 on finding the height of a parallelogram 
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