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Objective: To find the area of a parallelogram and a triangle.
Chapter 7 Lesson 1 Objective: To find the area of a parallelogram and a triangle.

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The area of a rectangle is the product of its base and height.
Theorem 7-1 Area of a Rectangle The area of a rectangle is the product of its base and height. A = bh h b

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Area of a Parallelogram
Theorem 7-2 Area of a Parallelogram The area of a parallelogram is the product of a base and the corresponding height. A = bh

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A base of a parallelogram is any of its sides.
The corresponding altitude is a segment perpendicular to the line containing that base drawn from the side opposite the base. The height is the length of an altitude.

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Example 1: Finding the Area of a Parallelogram
Find the area of each parallelogram.

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Example 2: Finding the Area of a Parallelogram
Find the area of a parallelogram with base 12 m and height 9 m. A=bh A=(12)(9) A=108m2

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Example 3: Finding Area in the Coordinate Plane
Find the area of parallelogram PQRS with vertices P(1, 2), Q(6, 2), R(8, 5), and S(3, 5). Graph parallelogram PQRS. If you choose as the base, then the height is 3.

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Example 4: Finding Area in the Coordinate Plane
Find the area of parallelogram EFGH with vertices E(–4, 3), F(0, 3), G(1, –2), and H(–3, –2). 4 4 2 A=bh A=(4)(5) A=20 units2 5 -4 -2 2 4 -2 -4

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Example 5: Finding a Missing Dimension
For parallelogram ABCD, find CF to the nearest tenth. First, find the area of parallelogram ABCD. Then use the area formula a second time to find CF.

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A diagonal divides any parallelogram into two congruent triangles.
Therefore, the area of each triangle is half the area of the parallelogram.

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Theorem 7-3 Area of a Triangle
The area of a triangle is half the product of a base and the corresponding height. A = ½bh A base of a triangle is any of its sides. The corresponding height is the length of the altitude to the line containing that base.

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Example 6: Finding the Area of a Triangle
Find the area of the shaded triangle. The area of the shaded triangle is 32 ft2

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Example 7: Finding the Area of a Triangle
Find the area of the triangle. A= ½ bh A= ½ (12)(5) A= 30cm2

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Example 8: Real World Connection
Find the area of the figure. triangle area = ½bh =½(20)6 = 60 ft2 rectangle area = bh = 20(12) = 240 ft2 area of the side = = 300 ft2

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Assignment Pg.351 #1-21;36-46

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