# Area of a Parallelogram

(KS3, Year 7)

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:

## How to Find the Area of a Parallelogram

Finding the area of a parallelogram is easy.## Question

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

## 1

Start with the formula:

Area = bh

**Don't forget:**bh = b × h## 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

^{2}## Answer:

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

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## What Is a Parallelogram?

An ellipse is a squashed circle. A parallelogram is a flat, four-sided shape (a quadrilateral) whose opposite sides are of equal length and parallel.## Worksheet

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