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Perimeter of a Parallelogram Formula

The perimeter is the sum of the length of all the 4 sides.  The perimeter of a parallelogram is the total distance outside the geometrical shape. The opposite side of a parallelogram are equal and so the perimeter becomes twice the sum of base and height.

parallelogram perimeterPerimeter of a Parallelogram Formula is given as,

\[\large Perimeter\;of\;a\;Parallelogram=2(Base+Height)\]

Solved Examples

Question 1: Find the perimeter of a parallelogram whose base is 8 cm and height 12 cm ?

Solution:

Given,
Base = 8 cm
Height = 12 cm

Perimeter of a Parallelogram = 2(Base + Height)
= 2(8 + 12)
= 2 x 20 cm
= 40 cm