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Area of Parallelogram

TopA Parallelogram is a Combination of two pair of Parallel Lines. Opposite sides and opposite angles of a parallelogram are equal in measure and we can calculate area of parallelogram by using following formula

Area of parallelogram = b * h,

Here ‘b’ is equal to base and ‘h’ is equal to height,

Suppose a base of parallelogram is 12 centimeter and height is 5 centimeter, then

The area of a parallelogram = base * height,
= 12 * 5,
= 60 cm2.

The area of a parallelogram is involve in other kind of questions also like a question, where we have to find out height of parallelogram and the area of a parallelogram is given like–

Suppose the area of a parallelogram is 24 centimeter2, base of a parallelogram is 4 centimeter and we have to find out height of parallelogram, then–

The area of a parallelogram = base * height,

= > 24 = 4 * height,

= > height = ($\frac{24}{4}$),

= > height = 6 centimeter,
So, we can use this area of parallelogram formula in this kind of questions also.

Therefore basic steps for evaluating area of parallelograms is–

Step 1: First of all, we calculate base of given parallelogram by using the measuring technique.

Step 2: After evaluation of a base, now we calculate height of given parallelogram by using the measuring technique.

Step 3: After first two step, now we apply the following formula for area of parallelograms –

Area of parallelogram = base * height,

Like we have given a parallelogram figure, then we apply measuring technique –

Step 1: By measuring technique, we get base 8 meter.

Step 2: By measuring technique, we get height 6 meter.

Step 3: Now we apply following formula for area of parallelogram–

Area of parallelogram = base * height,
= 8 * 6,
= 48,
So, area of parallelogram is 48 m2.

This is how we find the area of a parallelogram.