# Parallelogram Formula

A geometric shape with two similar opposite sides and equal opposite angles is a parallelogram. This is termed a parallelogram when the image is two dimensional and if the image is three dimensional, then it is termed as parallelepiped. Given is the shape of a parallelogram:

The **equation for area of a parallelogram** is,

\[\large Area=b\times h\]

The **equation for perimeter of a parallelogram** is,

\[\large Perimeter=2\left(b+h\right)\]

Where * b* is the base and

*is the height of a parallelogram*

**h**### Solved Examples

**Question 1: **Calculate the area and perimeter of a parallelogram whose base length and height is 4 cm and 11 cm respectively?

**Solution:**

The given parameters are,

Base length, b = 5 cm;

Height, h = 10 cm

The equation for area of a parallelogram is,

Area = b $\times$ h

Area = 4 $\times$ 11 = 44 cm^{2}

Perimeter of a parallelogram is given by,

Perimeter = 2(b+h)

Perimeter = 2(4+11) = 30 cm