# Elements of Architecture

## Geometric Shapes in Architecture

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## Area of a Parallelogram

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Area of a Parallelogram = Base x Altitude or A=bh

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Example:
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Find the area of a parallelogram whose base is 8 1/2 inches and whose altitude is 15 1/4 inches in length.

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Solution:
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Area= 8 1/2 x 15 1/4 = 17/2 x 61/4= 1437/8 = 179 5/8 sq. in.