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

Guest 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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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