This video helps to find the area of a parallelogram. The lesson is designed for children at the elementary level (6-12 years of age).

Did you know that we can calculate the area of a parallelogram with the equal number of squares a rectangle has? Want to know how? Watch this video

We recommend that your child explore this practical method to find the area of a parallelogram for easy understanding.

## What is the Area of a Parallelogram?

The area of a parallelogram refers to the area (total region) that is enclosed by the four sides of the parallelogram. It is equal to the product of the base and height of a parallelogram, i.e. A = b * h. Therefore, to find the area of a parallelogram, we need to know its base (b) and height (h) of it.
The unit of area is measured in square units.

## How to Calculate the Area of Parallelogram?

Let us learn how to calculate the area of a parallelogram with the below example:

Area of a parallelogram = b * h (base * height)
Let the base of a parallelogram be: 20 meters and the height be: 10 meters
Then, the area of the parallelogram will be b * h.
=20 * 10
=200 square meters

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• elementary level
• Geometry
• Math