## How to Calculate the Area of a Parallelogram Part 2

In the previous post, we have learned why the area of a parallelogram is the product of its base and height. In this post, we are going to discuss a few problems involving base, height, and area of parallelograms.

Example 1

Find the area of a parallelogram whose base is 12 cm and whose height is 18 cm.

Solution

Area = base × height

Area = 12 cm × 18 cm

Area = 216 sq. cm.  Continue Reading

## How to Calculate the Area of a Parallelogram

A parallelogram is a quadrilateral (polygon with 4 sides) whose opposite sides are parallel.

Below are some of the examples of a parallelogram. As you can see, squares and rectangles are parallelograms because their opposite sides are parallel. They are the parallelograms with right angles. The third quadrilateral below is a parallelogram with no right angles. In this post, we are going to discuss how to calculate the area of a parallelogram. Since we have already discussed how to calculate the areas of squares and rectangles, we will focus on areas of non-right angled parallelograms such as the third figure above. Continue Reading