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In the figure below, ABCD  is a parallelogram,  AD=18 and DC=27. Segments  and  are perpendicular to sides of the parallelogram as shown, and EG=16.What is the area of the parallelogram?

 

 Apr 12, 2019
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"The area of a parallelogram can be found by multiplying a side times the height to that side.

Since you will get the same answer using whatever side you want to use:

Area  =  \(FH * AD  =  EG * DC\)

--->        \(FH * 18  =  16 * 27\)

--->                \(FH  =  24\)" ~ geno3141

 Apr 12, 2019
edited by RobertBoyle  Apr 12, 2019

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