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?
"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