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.

Example of Parallelogram

  • The figure shown above is a parallelogram.

Solved Example on Parallelogram

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.

Related Terms for Parallelogram

  • Bisect
  • Diagonal
  • Opposite angles
  • Quadrilateral
  • Side