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# How do you draw a triangle and a parallelogram that each have an area of 20 units?

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Do you know the formula for the area of a triangle ?

Pick a base-length and a height for your triangle so that 1/2 (base x height) = 20.

Do you know the formula for the area of a parallelogram ?

Pick a base-length and a height for your parallelogram so that (base x height) = 20.

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Of course, if you don't know the formulas for area . . .

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