# Area of a Parallelogram

Lesson Objective
In this lesson, we will learn about the area of a parallelogram.
In this lesson, we will:
1. Learn about the formula for the area of a parallelogram
2. See an example on using the formula to calculate a parallelogram's area
3. See another example on using the formula to calculate the  height of a parallelogram
The study tips and math video below will explain more.

# Study Tips

Tip #1
A parallelogram has two pairs of parallel sides and its opposite sides are equal in length. These properties are shown on the right.

Now, if the parallelogram has the base b and the height h, the area, A, of the parallelogram will be:

A = bh

The math video below will give more explanations on this. Also, we will see some examples on how to use this formula.

# Math Video

Lesson Video

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Math Video Transcript

# Practice Questions & More

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
Now, let's try some MCQ questions to understand this lesson better.

You can start by going through the series of questions on the area of a parallelogram  or pick your choice of question below.
1. Question 1 on finding the area of a parallelogram
2. Question 2 on finding the height of a parallelogram