# How To: Calculate the area of a parallelogram

Calculating The Area Of A Parallelogram

A parallelogram is a 4-sided shape formed by two pairs of parallel lines. Opposite sides are equal in length and opposite angles are equal in measure. To find the area of a parallelogram, multiply the base by the height. The formula is:

A = b x h

where,

A- area in square meter.

B- base in meter.

H- Height in meter.

The base and height of a parallelogram must be perpendicular. However, the lateral sides (L) of a parallelogram are not perpendicular to the base.

FOR EXAMPLE:

-Find the area of a parallelogram with a base of 28 inch and a height of 24 inch with a lateral side length of 31 inch.

Solution:

A = b x h

= 28 x 24

= 672 inch square.

This can be used to find out the area of parallelogram with any dimension.

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