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?

notsmart2.0 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*

RobertBoyle Apr 12, 2019