Area Of A Parallelogram

Area Of A Parallelogram


  • Parallelograms are 4 sided shapes in which each pair of opposite sides are parallel: a parallelogram with a base of 4 and a height of 3
  • Parallelograms are just slanted rectangles: a parallelogram broken into parts
  • We can convert a paralellogram back into a rectangle without affecting it's area.
  • This means that the area of a paralellogram is simply it's base multiplied by it's height: area = base * height

Code (Python)

base = 4
height = 3

area = base * height
print(area) # prints 12