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Explain how the areas of a triangle and a parallelogram with the same base and height are related.

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The formula for the area of a triangle is:  A  =  (1/2) · base · height

The formula for the area of a parallelogram is:  A  =  base · height

 

Thus, if a triangle and a prarallelogram have the same sized bases and heights, the area of the parallelogram is twice the area of the triangle.

geno3141  Apr 27, 2017
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The formula for the area of a triangle is:  A  =  (1/2) · base · height

The formula for the area of a parallelogram is:  A  =  base · height

 

Thus, if a triangle and a prarallelogram have the same sized bases and heights, the area of the parallelogram is twice the area of the triangle.

geno3141  Apr 27, 2017

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