Unit 1, Lesson 5# Bases and Heights of Parallelograms

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Write a formula for the area of a parallelogram in terms of a base and corresponding height, and use the formula to find the area of parallelograms on a grid. Find a base-height pair for parallelograms. Understand that there are always two base-height pairs for a given parallelogram. Use the terms base and height of a parallelogram to refer to the length of one side and the perpendicular distance between that side and the opposite side.