The area of the parallelogram is calculated on the basis of the number of square units inside the polygon. A 4-sided shape formed by two pairs of parallel lines is called as parallelogram. And also it should measure opposite sides and the opposite angles equally. Therefore to find the area of a parallelogram, multiply the base by the height.

Area of Parallelogram = $b \times h$

Here b is base and h is the height.

## How to Calculate Area of a Parallelogram

There are some steps to calculate the area of a parallelogram.

Step 1: Measure the base and the width of the parallelogram. While measuring, remember that the side is not actually its height. You need to imagine a dotted line from the top corner to the bottom.

Step 2: Now multiply the base and the height.