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

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

Evaluate multiplication.

The area of the rectangle is 8 units squared.
To calculate the area of parallelogram with a width of 3 and a height of 4 multiply the height and width together.

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

Evaluate multiplication.

The area of the rectangle is 12 units squared.
To calculate the area of parallelogram with a width of 6 and a height of 3 multiply the height and width together.

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

Evaluate multiplication.

The area of the rectangle is 18 units squared.