How to Calculate the Area of a Triangle

We have learned about the areas of squares, rectangles, circle, parallelogram, and trapezoid. There is one important shape we haven’t discuss: the area of a triangle.

The area of a triangle is  half the product of its base and height. But did you know where did the formula come from? Let us discuss it in this post.

The area of a triangle is related to the area of other shapes, but we are going to relate it to the area of a parallelogram.

area of a triangle

Consider the triangle above with base b and height h. If we are going to create another triangle congruent to it (congruent means the same size and shape), then we can form a quadrilateral by coinciding their  two corresponding sides. What is interesting is that every time we do this, we create a parallelogram.  » Read more

501 Word Analogy Practice Questions with Answers

Now that you have already learned some basic strategies on how to answer word analogy questions, you may want to practice.

Below are Free! 501 questions on word analogy with answers and explanations. Now, you can practice all you can!

501 Word Analogy Practice Questions

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The Word Analogy Tutorial Series

In the previous three posts, we have discussed methods and strategies on answering word analogy questions. In this post, we are going to summarize what we have learned.

This is the Word Analogy Tutorial Series.

How to Answer Word Analogy Questions Part 1 uses double word analogy question as an example to answer basic questions on verbal analogy. It uses the strategy of putting the words in sentences in order to see the relationship easily. It also teaches a strategy like looking at the words if they are noun, verb, etc. to identify the answer.  » Read more

How to Answer Word Analogy Questions Part 3

This is the third and the last part of the Word Analogy Tutorial Series. In the first part and second part of this word analogy series, I have given you examples on how to analyze word analogy (or verbal analogy) questions. Those examples are, of course, not enough as there are many relationships that can exist between and among words.  In this post, we are going to look at some of the most common word analogy relationships.

1. Definition

brother: sibling:: mother: ______

a. father
b. sister
c. parent
d. daughter  » Read more

How to Answer Word Analogy Questions Part 2

This is the second post in the Word Analogy Tutorial Series. In the previous post, we have discussed a double word analogy question. In this post, we are going to look at a single word analogy question and discuss how to answer it. In single word analogy, we are just looking for one word, not a pair of words.

Consider the example below.

Question: [ ____ : launch] [breakfast:lunch]

Choices:

a. sandwich
b. dinner
c. eggs
d. countdown

Analysis  » Read more

How to Answer Word Analogy Questions Part 1

One type of question in the Civil Service Examination is Word Analogy. Word Analogy, tests your knowledge to see the relationship between words. In this kind of test, first, you have to know the relationship between two words, and then look for the another pair of word that has the same relationship. In particular, this is called double-word analogy and the first post in the Word Analogy Tutorial Series.

Let us consider the following example.

Given: PEN: WRITE

Choices:

a. bath: shampoo
b. scissors:cut
c. computer:type
d. eat:spoon  » Read more

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