Area of a Parallelogram Class 6 Maths Mensuration

# Area of a Parallelogram Class 6 Maths Mensuration

Area of a Parallelogram Class 6 Maths Mensuration

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In our previous segment of Class 8 Maths, we learnt about the area of general polygon. In this segment, we will learn about the area of a parallelogram.

## How to find the area of a parallelogram?

The Area of the parallelogram is the product of its base and the corresponding height.

The altitude (height) of a parallelogram is the distance of a vertex from its opposite side. This opposite side is known as the base.

Consider a parallelogram with base b and corresponding height h.

Then, the area of the parallelogram = b x h.

For example,

Consider a parallelogram with base 10 cm and a corresponding height of 12 cm. Then, the area of the parallelogram = b x h

= 10 x 12

= 120??2.

Thus, the area of the parallelogram is 120??2.

Summary

 Area of a Parallelogram Product of its base and corresponding height, that is, b x h

Also Read: Area of Parallelogram – Definition, Explanation and How to Find Area of Parallelogram

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