Area of a parallelogram is calculated by multiplying the base by the height.

Note:

Opposite sides of a parallelogram are parallel and equal in length and opposite angles of a parallelogram are equal in measure.

Example:

Area (A) = base (b) × height (h)

A = b × h

If *b = 8 units* and *h = 5 units* then:

A = b × h = 8 × 5 = 40 square units