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- Area of a Parallelogram
- What’s Next?
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.
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
Thus, the area of the parallelogram is 120??2.
Area of a Parallelogram
Product of its base and corresponding height, that is, b x h