In the figure below, ABCD is a parallelogram, AD=18 and DC=27. Segments EG and FH are perpendicular to sides of the parallelogram as shown, and EG=16. What is the area of the parallelogram?
The area of a parallelogram is the product of its base and its height.
DC = 27 = base.
EG = 16 = height.
Area = 27 x 16
432 square units