Intermediate Geometry : How to find the area of a parallelogram

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Example Question #264 : Quadrilaterals

Find the area of the parallelogram.

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Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

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Recall how to find the area of a parallelogram:

From the given parallelogram, we will need to use the Pythagorean Theorem to find the length of the height of the parallelogram.

Plug in the given values to find the length of the height.

Now, use the height to find the area of the parallelogram.

Remember to round to  places after the decimal.

Example Question #265 : Quadrilaterals

Find the area of the parallelogram.

8

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

13

Recall how to find the area of a parallelogram:

From the given parallelogram, we will need to use the Pythagorean Theorem to find the length of the height of the parallelogram.

Plug in the given values to find the length of the height.

Now, use the height to find the area of the parallelogram.

Remember to round to  places after the decimal.

Example Question #266 : Quadrilaterals

Find the area of the parallelogram.

9

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

13

Recall how to find the area of a parallelogram:

From the given parallelogram, we will need to use the Pythagorean Theorem to find the length of the height of the parallelogram.

Plug in the given values to find the length of the height.

Now, use the height to find the area of the parallelogram.

Remember to round to  places after the decimal.

Example Question #267 : Quadrilaterals

Find the area of the parallelogram.

10

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

13

Recall how to find the area of a parallelogram:

From the given parallelogram, we will need to use the Pythagorean Theorem to find the length of the height of the parallelogram.

Plug in the given values to find the length of the height.

Now, use the height to find the area of the parallelogram.

Remember to round to  places after the decimal.

Example Question #268 : Quadrilaterals

Find the area of the parallelogram.

11

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

13

Recall how to find the area of a parallelogram:

From the given parallelogram, we will need to use the Pythagorean Theorem to find the length of the height of the parallelogram.

Plug in the given values to find the length of the height.

Now, use the height to find the area of the parallelogram.

Remember to round to  places after the decimal.

Example Question #269 : Quadrilaterals

Find the area of the parallelogram.

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Note that the figure is not drawn to scale.

Possible Answers:

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84

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100

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Correct answer:

84

Explanation:

The area of a parallelogram can be found using the following equation:

In this problem, the height is 6 (not 8). Substitute the known variables and solve.

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