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# Why do you have to divide the area of a triangle and not a parallelogram?

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###### 2010-05-04 20:29:46

you do it because the triangle is half the size of the parallelogram

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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 and between the same parallel lines.

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.

If the heights and bases are the same, then the triangle is half the area of the parallelogram.

If the heights and bases are the same, then the triangle is half the area of the parallelogram.

The parallelogram has twice the area of the triangle if their bases are the same and their heights are the same. Area triangle = 1/2 base x height. Area parallelogram = base x height.

Area of a triangle = 0.5*base*perpendicular height Area of a parallelogram = base*perpendicular height

B= Base H= Height x= Multiply /= Divide For a parallelogram you would do: Area= bh x 2 So the base X height, then x 2 For a triangle: Area= bh/ 2 So the base x height then / 2

The side of a triangle or parallelogram used to help find area is called the base. Area is base times height in a parallelogram. In a triangle, it is 1/2 times base times height.

the difference is you bxh for parallelogramand you (bxh)x2 fortrianglea triangle has 4 sides and a parallelogram has 3 obviously they have different areas silly goose. I would know i go to harvard math

Because base times height = the area of a parallelogram and a triangle's area is half that of the parallelogram that the triangle exactly fits into.

Because the triangle is three sided and a parallelogram is six sided. Hope I helped. WINNIE THE POOH

The area of a parallelogram is base x height and the area of a triangle is 1/2 x base x height. So the area of a parallelogram will always be 2 times bigger than a triangle with the same base and height.

If you know its area then divide its height into the area which will give the length of the base of the parallelogram

Parallelogram = Base*Height Triangle = 0.5*Base*HeightParallelogram = Base*Height Triangle = 0.5*Base*HeightParallelogram = Base*Height Triangle = 0.5*Base*HeightParallelogram = Base*Height Triangle = 0.5*Base*Height

That would depend on the dimension of the green triage. If the triangle was formed by joining two opposite corners of the parallelogram then it would be half the area of the parallelogram. Area of parallelogram = 15*2 = 30 square cm. 1/2 the area = 15 square cm.

If you put two of ANY triangle hypotenuse to hypotenuse the shape will have 4 sides (thus a parallelogram or quadrilateral).

twice the area of the triangle with the same base an height.

It is base x height for the parallelogram. That is twice the area of a triangle which is: 1/2 base x height. (Base and height being the same for both cases).

A triangle twice as high as a parallelogram with the same base has the same area.

No, a parallelogram is not a triangle because a parallelogram has four sides whereas a triangle has only three sides

To get the area of a triangle you multiply length by width and divide by two.

A parallelogram has adjacent equal sides. Diagonals of a parallelogram bisect each other,Opposite sides of a parallelogram are parallel and will never intersect. The area of a parallelogram is twice the area of a triangle created by one of its diagonals. Any line through the midpoint of a parallelogram bisects the area.

The answer depends on how the parallelogram in the triangle is constructed.

Area circle: &pi; &times; radius&sup2; Area triangle: &frac12; &times; base &times; height Area Parallelogram: base &times; height Area: Rectangle: length &times; width In a triangle, the base is any side between two vertices and the height is the perpendicular distance from this side to the third vertex. In a parallelogram the base is any side. The height is the perpendicular distance between this side and the side parallel to it.

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