Name each shape.A rectangle is considered a parallelogram, but is commonly called a rectangle because it is a more specific name.
The formula to calculate the area of a parallelogram is A = bh, where b represents the base and h represents the height of the parallelogram.
The height of a parallelogram is the line segment perpendicular to the base. The height is drawn from a vertex that is opposite the base.
Lesson 1 Exercises
1. Find the area of each parallelogram below. Each figure is not drawn to scale.
2. Draw and label the height of each parallelogram. Use the correct mathematical tool to measure (in inches) the base and height, and calculate the area of each parallelogram.
3. If the area of a parallelogram is 35/42 cm2 and the height is 1/7 cm, cm, write an equation that relates the height, base, and area of the parallelogram. Solve the equation.
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