Quadrilaterals

Area of Parallelograms

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Area of Parallelograms

Rectangles & Parallelograms

Parallelograms and Rectangles share similar quadrilateral properties and therefore also share similar area properties. Look to see how the shapes can be transformed to be equivalent.
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Formula for Parallelogram

Area = base x height


Remember - do not use slant height! The base and the height need to create a 90 degree angle and that will NOT happen with the slant height.

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Find the Area of the parallelogram below.

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Area = base x height

Area = 10 x 5

Area = 50 inches squared