Area – Area of Parallelograms and Trapezoids

Area of Parallelograms and Trapezoids

For FREE access to this lesson, select your course from the categories below.

Students learn that a parallelogram is a quadrilateral with two pairs of parallel sides, and the formula for the area of a parallelogram is base times height. For example, the area of a parallelogram that has a base of 13 inches and a height of 9 inches is 13 times 9, or 247 square inches. Students also learn that a trapezoid is a quadrilateral with one pair of parallel sides, and the formula for the area of a trapezoid is 1/2 times (base 1 + base 2) times height. For example, the area of a trapezoid that has bases of 10 centimeters and 12 centimeters and a height of 8 centimeters is 1/2 times (10 + 12) times 8, which simplifies to 1/2 times 22 times 8, or 11 times 8, which is 88 square centimeters.
We help you determine the exact lessons you need.
We provide you thorough instruction of every step.
We`re by your side as you try problems yourself.
We test your knowledge until you`ve got it down.
We build your foundation if you`re struggling.
Login to your account
Enter your information to sign in
Lesson limit reached

The learning doesn't have to stop!

Become a MathHelp.com member today and receive unlimited access to lessons, grade reports, reviews and more!

Become a member

The learning doesn't have to stop!

Become a MathHelp.com member today and receive unlimited access to lessons, grade reports, reviews and more!

Become a member
Select your category
Test Prep
Tutoring
Homeschooling
Cancel
Which test are you preparing for?
Cancel
Select your level
Cancel