# Area of a parallelogram

Again think in terms of a rectangle (see area of a triangle).

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The left-hand triangle will fit exactly in the right-hand triangle.

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So the area of a parallelogram is…

Base x Height (like a normal rectangle).

## Alternatively

It could also be redrawn as

Then the area could be worked out as:

Triangle A + Rectangle B + Triangle C