**Calculating the Area of a Parallelogram**

The area of a parallelogram can be found by multiplying the base times the height. It means the number of square units it takes to completely fill a parallelogram.

**Formula: Base × Altitude**

If a parallelogram has a base of length 6 inches and a height of 4 inches, its area is 6**×**4=24 square inches.

A parallelogram is a 4-sided shape formed by two pairs of parallel lines. Opposite sides are equal in length and opposite angles are equal in measure. To find the area of a parallelogram, multiply the base by the height. The formula is:

**A = b × h**

where, b is the base; and h is height.

**Example:**

Find the area of a parallelogram with a base of 8 centimeters and a height of 7 centimeters.

**Solution:** A = b **×** h

A = (8 cm) **×** (7 cm) = 56 cm^{2}.