## Introduction to Parallelograms

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# Introduction to Parallelograms

A *parallelogram* is a quadrilateral that has two pairs of parallel sides.

The base of a parallelogram can be any side.

The height is the perpendicular distance from the base to the opposite side.

- Watch the video.
- Using what you know about the area of a rectangle, make a prediction about the formula for the area of a parallelogram.

VIDEO: Area of a Parallelogram