# How to Find the Area of a Parallelogram (Mathematics Lesson)

# How to Find the Area of a Parallelogram

The area of a parallelogram is found using the formula:In this formula,

**b**is the length of the base of the parallelogram and

**h**is the height of the parallelogram. The image below shows what we mean by the length of the base and the height:

# A Real Example of How to Find the Area of a Parallelogram

#### An Example Question

What is the area of a parallelogram with a base 8 cm and a height of 3 cm, as shown below?Step 1

Start with the formula:
Area = bh

**Don't forget:**bh = b × h

Step 2

Substitute the length of the base and the height into the formula. In our example, b = 8 and h = 3.
Area = 8 × 3 = 24 cm

The area of the parallelogram with a base of 8 cm and a height of 3 cm is 24 cm^{2}^{2}.

# Another Real Example of How to Find the Area of a Parallelogram

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