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# Parallelogram

## Definition of Parallelogram

A Parallelogram is a quadrilateral whose opposite sides are parallel and equal and opposite angles are equal.

### More About Parallelogram

• The diagonals of a parallelogram bisect each other.
• Area (A) of a parallelogram of base b and height h is given as A = bh.

### Examples of Parallelogram

• The figure shown above is a parallelogram.

### Solved Example on Parallelogram

#### Ques: Which pair of shapes can be combined to form a parallelogram?

##### Choices:
A. Figure 1
B. Figure 2
C. Figure 3
D. Figure 4
Correct Answer: B

### Solution:

Step 1: A parallelogram is a quadrilateral that has two pairs of parallel sides.
Step 2: Here, we can make a parallelogram with the pair of shapes in the Figure 2.
Step 3: So, Figure 2 can be combined to form a parallelogram.
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