# How is the formula for the area of a triangle related to the formula for an area of a parallelogram?

Area of a triangle = 0.5*base*perpendicular height

Area of a parallelogram = base*perpendicular height

### Can a triangle have the same perimeter and area as a parallelogram?

I don't know about the relation in the perimeters of a triangle and a parallelogram but if a triangle is on the same base on which the parallelogram is and the triangle is between the same parallel lines of the parallelogram, then the area of the triangle will be half the area of the parallelogram. That is, area of a triangle = 1/2 area of a parallelogram if the triangle is on the same base…

### How is the area of a triangle and parallelogram different?

They need not be. A bigger triangle can have the same area as a small parallelogram. They need not be. A bigger triangle can have the same area as a small parallelogram. They need not be. A bigger triangle can have the same area as a small parallelogram. They need not be. A bigger triangle can have the same area as a small parallelogram.

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

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. We're having a problem understanding your difficulty. Of course, if you don't know the formulas for area…