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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