# Area of Parallelogram and Triangle

Objective: I know how to calculate the area of parallelogram and triangle.

To find the area of a parallelogram, we multiply the base by the height. The height of a parallelogram is always perpendicular to the base.

Area = *bh*

A triangle has half the area of a parallelogram with the same base and height. The formula for area of triangle is

Area =

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