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aacehm
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0dw:1356989474509:dw Does knowing that you can divide a parallellogram into a rectangle and two triangles help?

aacehm
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0dw:1356989718574:dw dw:1356989750298:dw

DorelTibi
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I think its like this: 144+b^2=400 b^2=266 b=16.3

aacehm
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0yep, that's the height of the rectangle, and you just need to find the length and multiply.

DorelTibi
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0how do u find the length

aacehm
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0well, think about it. If you cut that triangle off and put it back on, just on the other side, you're not changing the length at all

DorelTibi
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0so its twelve inches the length

aacehm
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0no, that's the length of the triangle you cut off. The length of the base of the parallelogram is the length.

aacehm
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0dw:1356990749844:dwdw:1356990808666:dw

DorelTibi
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Im realy confused inorder to find the area i just have to multiply 20 and 16 and get 320

aacehm
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0area of a parallelogram is base times height. You correctly found the height, using the pythagorean theorem. Now, you need to figure out which one the base is. (It's the one perpendicular to the height, and it's not 20). I was giving you a picture so you could see why this particular formula works.

aacehm
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0yes, it's 32. I hope you understood how that worked.

DorelTibi
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0so the area would be 16*32
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