Objective:
To show that the area of parallelogram is product of its base and height.
Theory:
A parallelogram is a simple quadrilateral with two pairs of parallel sides.
Properties:
The opposite or facing sides of a parallelogram are of equal length.
The opposite angles of a parallelogram are of equal measure.
Opposite sides of a parallelogram are parallel (by definition) and so will never intersect.
The area of a parallelogram is twice the area of a triangle created by one of its diagonals.
Area of the parallelogram = base x height.
Example:
Find the area of parallelogram ABCD with base 24 m and height 17 m.
Solution :
Area of the parallelogram = base x height = 24 X 17 =408
∴ The area of parallelogram ABCD is 408 m^{2}