# ISEE Lower Level Math : How to find the area of a parallelogram

## Example Questions

### Example Question #1 : How To Find The Area Of A Parallelogram

Find the area of the parallelogram:

Explanation:

### Example Question #1 : Quadrilaterals

What is the area of the parallelogram ABCD?

Explanation:

A parallelogram's area is found by multiplying its height by the base. The height of the parallelogram is not the side. It is the line that makes a right angle with the base. Therefore, the area of this parallelogram is:

### Example Question #2 : How To Find The Area Of A Parallelogram

What is the area of parallelogram ABCD?

Explanation:

A parallelogram's area is found by multiplying its height by the base. The height of the parallelogram is not the side. It is the line that makes a right angle with the base. Therefore, the area of this parallelogram is:

### Example Question #3 : How To Find The Area Of A Parallelogram

A parallelogram measures  along its base and is  high.  Calculate the area.

Explanation:

The formula to calucate a parallelogram's area is:

You calculate the parallelogram's area by multiplying its base by its height.  Therefore,

### Example Question #1 : How To Find The Area Of A Parallelogram

A parallelogram measures  along its base and is  high.  Calculate the area.

Explanation:

The formula to calucate a parallelogram's area is:

You calculate the parallelogram's area by multiplying its base by its height.  Therefore,

### Example Question #6 : How To Find The Area Of A Parallelogram

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

Explanation:

To solve, simply use the formula for the area of a parallelogram. Thus,

### Example Question #11 : Plane Geometry

What is the area of a parallelogram if the base is , the other side is , and the height is ?

Explanation:

The area of a parallelogram is  so the answer would be .

### Example Question #2 : How To Find The Area Of A Parallelogram

Find the area of the given parallelogram:

Explanation:

Find the area of the given parallelogram:

To find the area of a parallelogram, simply do the following:

Where b is the base, and h is the height. Note that the height is the length of the perpendicular line connecting both bases. In this case, our height is 12mi and our base is 144 miles.

### Example Question #13 : Plane Geometry

Find the area of the given parallelogram: