# Math Help - parallelogram area and height of one side

1. ## parallelogram area and height of one side

parallelogram sides are 10 cm and 14 cm.

the height of the shortest side is 7 cm
how to calculate parallelograms area and height of the longest side?

2. ## Re: parallelogram area and height of one side

the area is just the length of the longest side times the altitude, what I think you're calling the height of the shortest side.

So here it would be 14x7 = 98 cm^2.

3. ## Re: parallelogram area and height of one side

Originally Posted by nataku
parallelogram sides are 10 cm and 14 cm. the height of the shortest side is 7 cm
how to calculate parallelograms area and height of the longest side?
The area of a parallelogram is $A=h_b\cdot b$ where $b$ is the base and $h_b$ is the height on that base.

From the given $70=A$ & $h_y\cdot 14=?$ Solve for $h_y$