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Lesson 1: The Area of a Parallelogram



 1. 

What is the area of a parallelogram with the following dimensions?

base = 3 cm     height = 5 cm
a.
8 cm2
b.
15 cm2
c.
7.5 cm2
d.
2 cm2
 

 2. 

base = 9 cm     height = 6cm
a.
15 cm2
b.
3 cm2
c.
54 cm2
d.
27 cm2
 

 3. 

base = 7.5 m     height = 6.5 m
a.
14 m2
b.
48.8 m2
c.
1 m2
d.
24.25 m2
 

 4. 

base = 6.8 cm     height = 4.4 cm
a.
2.4 cm2
b.
12.2 cm2
c.
11.2 cm2
d.
29.9 cm2
 

 5. 

base = 7.65 m     height = 3.3 m
a.
10.95 m2
b.
16.753 m2
c.
25.3 m2
d.
4.35 m2
 

 6. 

What is the missing dimension if you are given the following measurements for a parallelogram.

area = 69 cm2     height = 3 cm
a.
23 cm
b.
63 cm
c.
72 cm
d.
207 cm
 

 7. 

area = 45 m2     base = 9 m
a.
4 m
b.
5 m
c.
6 m
d.
7 m
 

 8. 

area = 22.75 m2     height = 3.5 m
a.
5.25 m
b.
6.5 m
c.
3.5 m
d.
5.75 m
 

 9. 

What is the formula for finding the area of a parallelogram?
a.
A = b x h
b.
A = b-h
c.
A = b/h
d.
A = b+h
 

 10. 

A parallelogram has an area of 25 cm2.  Which of the following are possible dimensions?
a.
b = 5 cm, h = 5 cm
c.
b = 4 cm, h = 4.5 cm
b.
b = 6 cm, h = 5 cm
d.
b = 7 cm, h = 4 cm
 



 
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