What is the Formula for the Area of a Parallelogram?

What is the Formula for the Area of a Parallelogram?

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Parallelograms and rectangles are pretty similar. In fact, you can turn a parallelogram into a rectangle to find the formula for the area of a parallelogram! Check out this tutorial to see how it's done!

A rectangle is one of the many fundamental shapes you'll see in math. Rectangles have special properties that can be very useful in helping you solve a problem. This tutorial introduces you to rectangles and explains their interesting qualities!

A parallelogram is a special type of quadrilateral with some special properties. In this tutorial, take a look at parallelograms and learn what kinds of quadrilaterals can also be called parallelograms!

Further Exploration

Areas of Parallelograms, Triangles, and Trapezoids

Looking for the area of a parallelogram? Got the length of the base and the height? Then plug those values into the formula for the area of a parallelogram and solve. This tutorial takes you through the process!