Area of Parallelogram Formula

Area of Parallelogram

Formula

Summary

The area of a parallelogram is given by the width multiplied by the height.

Expression Description
The area of the parallelogram.
The width length.
The height length.

Usage Notes

The area of any parallelogram is equal to the base multiplied by the height.

Examples

Area of 2 by 4 Parallelogram
2 by 4 Parallelogram

To calculate the area of parallelogram with a width of 2 and a height of 4 multiply the height and width together.

Steps
  1. Substitute the width and height of the rectangle into the formula.

  2. Evaluate multiplication.

  3. The area of the rectangle is 8 units squared.

Area of 3 by 4 Parallelogram
3 by 4 Parallelogram

To calculate the area of parallelogram with a width of 3 and a height of 4 multiply the height and width together.

Steps
  1. Substitute the width and height of the rectangle into the formula.

  2. Evaluate multiplication.

  3. The area of the rectangle is 12 units squared.

Area of 6 by 3 Parallelogram
6 by 3 Parallelogram

To calculate the area of parallelogram with a width of 6 and a height of 3 multiply the height and width together.

Steps
  1. Substitute the width and height of the rectangle into the formula.

  2. Evaluate multiplication.

  3. The area of the rectangle is 18 units squared.