# Parallelogram Area Calculator

A parallelogram can be defined as a quadrilateral with two pairs of parallel sides. As discussed on the trapezoid page the parallelogram is often included as a trapezoid. To find the area of a parallelogram simply use our parallelogram area calculator to take all the guesswork out of trying to remember the different formulas for the different shapes.

There are 4 different types of parallelograms including rhomboid, rhombus, rectangle, and square. While the area calculator for a parallelogram will work for each of these shapes, there are also specific formulas for those shapes that will not work with other parallelograms. The formula for the area of a parallelogram is base*height. Since the square has 4 equal sides then the base and height would be the same and you could multiply the side by itself. This would not work for other parallelograms however.

To use the parallelogram area calculator simply enter the base and height into the form fields and our area calculator will perform the calculations for you. If you are using this parallelogram area calculator as an educational resource we would highly recommend trying to learn the formula and have an understanding of it for any exam or application that might come up.