Area of a Parallelogram

Math 5

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This activity will help you to find the area of a parallelogram in a given figure.

Move point A or point B to create a parallelogram of your choice. Drag point K to the extreme right of the segment.

What is the relationship between the area of the parallelogram and the area of the resulting rectangle?

Based on the illustration above, what is the formula in finding the area of a parallelogram?

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How can we find the area of a parallelogram?

Area

The area of a polygon is the number of square units inside the polygon.

Parallelogram

A parallelogram is a geometrical figure that has four sides formed by two pairs of parallel lines. Opposite sides are equal in length and opposite angles are equal in measure.

Area of a Parallelogram

The area of a parallelogram is the region bounded by the parallelogram in a given two-dimension space. 

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[size=100]This figure is an example of a parallelogram[/size]
This figure is an example of a parallelogram
Find the area of this garden plot with a b=15m and h=7m.

What is the area of b= cm and h= cm?

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Area of a Parallelogram