• Free Veritas GMAT Class
Experience Lesson 1 Live Free

Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

• Get 300+ Practice Questions

Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

• 1 Hour Free
BEAT THE GMAT EXCLUSIVE

Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

• 5 Day FREE Trial
Study Smarter, Not Harder

Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

• Free Practice Test & Review
How would you score if you took the GMAT

Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

• Magoosh
Study with Magoosh GMAT prep

Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

• 5-Day Free Trial
5-day free, full-access trial TTP Quant

Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

• Free Trial & Practice Exam
BEAT THE GMAT EXCLUSIVE

Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

• Award-winning private GMAT tutoring
Register now and save up to \$200

Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

paralelogram

This topic has 6 member replies
Caps Junior | Next Rank: 30 Posts
Joined
11 Feb 2007
Posted:
19 messages

paralelogram

Mon Feb 19, 2007 6:56 am
Elapsed Time: 00:00
• Lap #[LAPCOUNT] ([LAPTIME])
Hi guys

the other day I tried to resolve a problem with no success.
It asked to calculate the area of a paralelogram with 4 inch with and 5 inches length.... how can I calculate the high so to calculate the area??

And if both sides were the same? (5 inches vs 5 inches)...

caps

Need free GMAT or MBA advice from an expert? Register for Beat The GMAT now and post your question in these forums!
Neo2000 Legendary Member
Joined
27 Jan 2007
Posted:
519 messages
Thanked:
31 times
Test Date:
30/09
Target GMAT Score:
710
Mon Feb 19, 2007 8:46 am
Area of a parallelogram having base B and height h is
Area = b.h

So given 5 and 4 area = 5x4 = 20 sq inches

If its both 5 and a parallelogram, it becomes a Square. Area of Square of side A = A^2

Caps Junior | Next Rank: 30 Posts
Joined
11 Feb 2007
Posted:
19 messages
Mon Feb 19, 2007 11:38 am

but if I'm not mistaken the height of the paralelogram is not the side of it... thats why I have that doubt....

aim-wsc Legendary Member
Joined
20 Apr 2006
Posted:
2470 messages
Followed by:
14 members
Thanked:
85 times
Target GMAT Score:
801-
Mon Feb 19, 2007 6:42 pm
present exact problem verbatim along with all options given and i ll try.

_________________
Getting started @BTG?

Please do not PM me, (not active anymore) contact Eric.

Neo2000 Legendary Member
Joined
27 Jan 2007
Posted:
519 messages
Thanked:
31 times
Test Date:
30/09
Target GMAT Score:
710
Mon Feb 19, 2007 6:47 pm
Caps wrote:

but if I'm not mistaken the height of the paralelogram is not the side of it... thats why I have that doubt....
Oops my mistake. It doesnt become a square but a Rhombus.
Area of Rhombus having h and b is still A = b.h

jatros123 Junior | Next Rank: 30 Posts
Joined
07 Nov 2006
Posted:
14 messages
Thanked:
2 times
Tue Feb 20, 2007 2:43 am
Hey u atleast need to know the internal angle..as the area would vary depending on the angle. if the angle was too acute the height becomes less though the base is same..so angle is important. Once you know the angle you can calculate using simple Pytho theorem

Caps Junior | Next Rank: 30 Posts
Joined
11 Feb 2007
Posted:
19 messages
Tue Feb 20, 2007 2:57 am
tnks jatros

I yesterday went to the internet and found the answer... it is exactly that. If you don't have an angle than it is impossible to find out the height

Best Conversation Starters

1 Vincen 180 topics
2 lheiannie07 61 topics
3 Roland2rule 54 topics
4 ardz24 44 topics
5 VJesus12 14 topics
See More Top Beat The GMAT Members...

Most Active Experts

1 Brent@GMATPrepNow

GMAT Prep Now Teacher

155 posts
2 Rich.C@EMPOWERgma...

EMPOWERgmat

105 posts
3 GMATGuruNY

The Princeton Review Teacher

101 posts
4 Jay@ManhattanReview

Manhattan Review

82 posts
5 Matt@VeritasPrep

Veritas Prep

80 posts
See More Top Beat The GMAT Experts