Area of a Parallelogram
Date: 5/28/96 at 21:8:52 From: Steven Kissell Subject: Area of a Parallelogram I don't understand how to find the area of a parallelogram!
Date: 6/21/96 at 16:17:9 From: Doctor Leigh Subject: Re: Area of a Parallelogram Steven, The formula for the area of a parallelogram is base times height. The base of the parallelogram can be taken to be any side (although it is traditionally considered to be the side that is on the bottom of the parallelogram.) The height is the length of a line going from the base at a right angle to the opposite side. Thanks for the question - I hope you understand it better now. -Doctor Leigh Ann, The Math Forum Check out our web site! http://mathforum.org/dr.math/
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