June 13, 2007
 ProWikiCenter RecentChanges Preferences Edit Test Page Five   ``` Error: SVG-Plugin missing - please install ``` is produced by the following input: ``` FINDING the AREA of a PARALLELOGRAM The diagram below shows the base and height of a parallelogram. Any side of a ``` − ``` ``` parallelogram can be the base . The height ``` is the perpendicular distance between ``` the base and the opposite side. − ``` ``` The formula for the area of a parallelogram follows from the formula for the − ``` ``` area of a rectangle. The following diagram illustrates how the area of a − ``` ``` parallelogram and the area of a rectangle are related. b h − ``` ``` b − ``` ``` h − ``` ``` − ``` ``` ``` Start with a parallelogram. ``` − ``` ``` Cut off a right triangle. − ``` ``` Form a rectangle. − ``` ``` In words − ``` ``` The area of a parallelogram is the product of the base and the height. − ``` ``` In algebra A=bh. − ``` ``` In arithmetic A = 6 * 3 =18 square units. − ``` ``` b=6 h=3 ``` ] ``` RecentChanges Preferences Edit