## Thursday, March 8, 2012

### Math Module - Finding the Area of a Parallelogram (Pptx)

Finding the Area of a Parallelogram

A parallelogram is a quadrilateral where the opposite sides are congruent and parallel.
A rectangle is a type of parallelogram, but we often see parallelograms that are not rectangles (parallelograms without right angles).

Side AC has the same length as side BD.
Side AB has the same length as side CD.

Any side of a parallelogram can be considered a base.  The height of a parallelogram is the perpendicular distance between opposite bases.
The area formula is A=bh

How do we find the area of a parallelogram?
Remember :
To find the area of a parallelogram, use the formula
A = b x h

#### 1 comment:

1. Nice explanation and the information you provided is very helpful in understanding properties of parallelogram its a very nice blog.I have something to say about parallelograms a parallelogram has four sides the opposite sides are parallel and equal and the point where two adjacent sides meet is called Vertex a parallelogram has four vertices a parallelogram has four angles and the diagonals of a parallelogram bisect each other.
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