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

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  • The figure shown above is a parallelogram.

Video Examples: Geometry - Parallelograms


Solved Example on Parallelogram

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

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    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.
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    Step 3: So, Figure 2 can be combined to form a parallelogram.