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1 0-3 Area of Parallelograms MAIN IDEA Find the areas of parallelograms. NYS Core Curriculum 6.A.6 Evaluate formulas for given input values (circumference, area, volume, distance, temperature, interest, etc.). 6.G. Determine the area of triangles and quadrilaterals (squares, rectangles, rhombi, and trapezoids) and develop formulas. Also addresses 6.G.3, 6.G., 6.M.7, 6.M.8. New Vocabulary base height NY Math Online glencoe.com Extra Examples Personal Tutor Self-Check Quiz Draw and then cut out a length (l ) rectangle as shown. Cut a triangle from one side of the rectangle and move it to the other side to form a parallelogram. base (b) Repeat Steps and with two other rectangles of different dimensions on grid paper. Copy and complete the table below using the three rectangles and three corresponding parallelograms you created. Rectangle Rectangle Rectangle 3 Length (l) Width (w) Parallelogram Parallelogram Parallelogram 3 Base (b) width (w) Height (h) height (h). How does a parallelogram relate to a rectangle?. What part of the parallelogram corresponds to the length of the rectangle? 3. What part corresponds to the rectangle s width?. MAKE A CONJECTURE What is the formula for the area of a parallelogram? In the Mini Lab, you discovered how the area of a parallelogram is related to the area of a rectangle. The base of a parallelogram can be any one of its sides. height base The height is the distance from the base to the opposite side. 53 Chapter 0 Measurement: Perimeter, Area, and Volume

2 To find the area of a parallelogram, multiply the measures of the base and the height. Area of a Parallelogram Key Concept Words The area A of a parallelogram is the product of any base b and its height h. Model h b Symbols A = bh Find Areas of Parallelograms Find the area of each parallelogram. The base is 6 units, and the height is 8 units. Reading Math Area Measurement An area measurement can be written using abbreviations and an exponent of. For example: square units = units square inches = in square feet = ft square meters = m A = bh Area of parallelogram A = 6 8 Replace b with 6 and h with 8. A = 8 Multiply. The area is 8 square units or 8 units. Estimate A 0 0 or 00 cm cm 3 cm 0 cm A = bh Area of parallelogram A = 0 Replace b with 0 and h with. A = 0 Multiply. The area is 0 square centimeters or 0 cm. Check for Reasonableness Compare 0 with the estimate a. b. 7 m 6 m m Lesson 0-3 Area of Parallelograms 535

3 Height of Parallelograms For the parallelogram formed by the area shaded black in Example 3, its height, inches, is labeled outside the parallelogram. 3 FLAGS Romilla is doing a research project on the nation of Trinidad and Tobago. Part of the project is to paint a replica of the nation s flag. Find the area of the flag that is black. in. 3 6 in. The area of the flag that is black is shaped like a parallelogram, so use the formula A = bh. A = bh Area of parallelogram A = 6 3_ 3_ Replace b with 6 and h with. A = 8 6 3_ = _ 7, or 8 The area of the flag that is black is 8 square inches. c. ART Guadalupe and her dad made parallelogram-shaped picture frames to display some of her artwork. Find the area of the artwork that will be visible in each picture frame..7 cm 8. cm Examples, (p. 535) Find the area of each parallelogram... 0 ft 3. 5 ft 8 m 7 m m Example 3 (p. 536). Find the area of a parallelogram with base 5 yards and height _ 3 yards. 5. TANGRAMS The size of the parallelogram piece in a set of tangrams is shown at the right. Find the area of the piece. 6 cm 5. cm.6 cm 536 Chapter 0 Measurement: Perimeter, Area, and Volume

4 HOMEWORK HELP For Exercises 6 5 HELP See Examples, 3 Find the area of each parallelogram cm 9 cm cm 9. m m in. 5 in. 37 ft ft in.. Find the area of a parallelogram with base feet and height _ feet. 3. Find the area of a parallelogram with base 6.75 meters and height.8 meters.. PARKING Find the area of the parking space below. 5. MAPS What is the area of the region shown on the map? 8.75 mi 8 ft 6.5 mi Livingston Ontario Yates Seneca Steuben 9 ft Find the area of the shaded region in each figure ft 7. ft ft ft 6 cm 8 cm 6 cm 5 cm 8. BUILDINGS The base of a building is shaped like a parallelogram. The first floor has an area of 0,000 square feet. If the base of this parallelogram is 50 feet, can its height be 70 feet? Explain. NYSCC NYSMT Extra Practice, pp. 698, ANALYZE TABLES An architect designed three different parallelogram-shaped brick patios. Find the missing dimensions in the table. Patio Base (ft) Height (ft) Area (ft ) 5 3_ _ 3 0 _ 7 0 5_ 8 3_ 5 6 Lesson 0-3 Area of Parallelograms 537

5 H.O.T. Problems 0. REASONING Refer to parallelogram KLMN at the right. If the area of parallelogram KLMN is 35 square inches, what is the area of triangle KLN?. OPEN ENDED On grid paper, draw three different parallelograms that each have an area of units and a height of units. Compare and contrast the parallelograms.. CHALLENGE If x = 5 and y < x, which figure has the greater area? Explain your reasoning. WRITING IN 3. MATH Explain how the formula for the area of a parallelogram is related to the formula for the area of a rectangle. x y x y NYSMT PRACTICE 6.A.6, 6.G.. Robert used a piece of poster board shaped like a parallelogram to make a sign for his campaign as class president. The base of the poster board is 5 inches, and the area is,87 square inches. Find the height of the poster board. A 88 in. B 76 in. C in. D 36 in. 5. A family has a flower garden in the shape of a parallelogram in their backyard. They planted grass in the rest of the yard. What is the area of the backyard that is planted with grass? 75 ft ft Backyard 5 ft 0 ft F 390 sq ft G 8,90 sq ft H 9,060 sq ft J 9, sq ft Estimate the circumference of each circle. (Lesson 0-) 6. d = 5 in. 7. r = 9 m 8. d = 6 ft 9. MONUMENTS The Lincoln Memorial is a rectangular structure whose base is 88 feet by 8 feet. What is the perimeter of the base of the Lincoln Memorial? (Lesson 0-) PREREQUISITE SKILL Find the value of each expression. (Lesson -) 30. _ _ 5 3. _ _ 538 Chapter 0 Measurement: Perimeter, Area, and Volume

6 0- Area of Triangles MAIN IDEA Find the areas of triangles. NYS Core Curriculum 6.A.6 Evaluate formulas for given input values (circumference, area, volume, distance, temperature, interest, etc.). 6.G. Determine the area of triangles and quadrilaterals (squares, rectangles, rhombi, and trapezoids) and develop formulas. Also addresses 6.G.3, 6.G., 6.M.7, 6.M.8. NY Math Online glencoe.com Concepts in Motion Extra Examples Personal Tutor Self-Check Quiz BIOSPHERE The structure of the different sections in the Biosphere complex in Tucson, Arizona, are made of interlocking triangles that are all the same size.. Compare the two outlined triangles.. What figure is formed by the two triangles? 3. MAKE A CONJECTURE Describe the relationship that exists between the area of one triangle and the area of the parallelogram. A parallelogram can be formed by two congruent triangles. Since congruent triangles have the same area, the area of a triangle is one half the area of the parallelogram. The base of a triangle can be any one of its sides. The height is the shortest distance from a base to the opposite vertex. height (h) base (b) Area of a Triangle Key Concept Words The area A of a triangle is one half the product of the base b and its height h. Symbols A = _ bh or A = _ bh Model h b Find the Area of a Triangle Find the area of each triangle. height base By counting, you find that the measure of the base is 6 units and the height is units. 50 Chapter 0 Measurement: Perimeter, Area, and Volume

7 Mental Math You can use mental math to multiply _ (6)(). Think: Half of 6 is 3, and 3 is. A = _ bh Area of a triangle A = _ (6)() Replace b with 6 and h with. A = _ () Multiply. A = Multiply. The area of the triangle is square units.. m 6. m Check for Reasonableness To estimate the area of the triangle in Example, round the base to meters and the height to 6 meters. The area is then _ 6 or 36 square meters. Since 38.7 is close to 36, the answer is reasonable. A = _ bh Area of a triangle A = _ (.)(6.) Replace b with 7 and h with 9. A = _ (77.) Multiply. A = 38.7 Divide. _ (77.) = 77., or 38.7 The area of the triangle is 38.7 square meters. a. b. 9 ft 7 ft 3 TENTS The front of a two-person camping tent has the dimensions shown. How much material was used to make the front of the tent? A = _ bh Area of a triangle A = _ (5)(3) Replace b with 5 and h with 3. A = _ (5) or 7.5 Multiply. The front of the tent has an area of 7.5 square feet. 5 ft 3 ft c. SNACKS A triangular cracker has a height of centimeters and a base of 5 centimeters. Find the area of the cracker. Lesson 0- Area of Triangles 5

8 Examples, (pp. 50 5) Find the area of each triangle... 8 ft 3..5 m ft 5.6 m Example 3 (p. 5). CRAFTS Consuela made a triangular paper box as shown. What is the area of the top of the box? 9 cm 0 cm For Exercises 5, 6 7 3, HELP HOMEWORK HELP See Examples 3 Find the area of each triangle in. 9 in cm.8 cm 9. 5 m 7 m ft ft. height: in., base: 35 in.. height: 7 cm, base: 9 cm 3. ROOFING Ansley is going to help his father shingle the roof of their house. What is the area of the triangular portion of one end of the roof to be shingled? yd 7 yd. ARCHITECTURE An architect plans on designing a building on a triangular plot of land. If the base of the triangle is 00.8 feet and the height is 96.3 feet, find the available floor area the architect has to design the building. 5. FLOWER BEDS A flower bed in a parking lot is shaped like a triangle as shown. Find the area of the flower bed in square feet. If one bag of topsoil covers 0 square feet, how many bags are needed to cover this flower bed? 3 yd yd 5 Chapter 0 Measurement: Perimeter, Area, and Volume

9 6. ALGEBRA The table at the right shows the areas of a triangle where the base of the triangle stays the same but the height changes. Write an algebraic expression that can be used to find the area of a triangle that has a base of 5 units and a height of n units. 7. REASONING Which is smaller, a triangle with an area of square foot or a triangle with an area of 6 square inches? 8. FLAGS What is the area of the triangle on the flag of the Philippines at the right? 30 in. Base (units) Area of Triangles Height (units) Area (units ) n 3 ft COMPOSITE FIGURES Find the perimeter and area of each figure. 9. in mm 9 mm 5 ft 6 mm NYSCC NYSMT Extra Practice, pp. 699, 75 in. 5 in. 5 in. 8 mm 0 mm 8 mm 0 mm 9 mm H.O.T. Problems. FIND THE ERROR Dolores and Demetrius are finding the base of the triangle shown. Its area is 8.5 square meters. Who is correct? Explain. 00 = _ (b)(0) 00 = 0b 0 = b 00 = (b)0 00 = 0b 5 = b b m 0 m Dolores CHALLENGE For Exercises 5, use the information below. All the triangles and squares in the quilt pattern shown are congruent.. Find the measure of the base and height of one of the triangles. 3. Calculate the area of one triangle and then find the area of all the triangles.. Calculate the area of one of the smaller squares and then find the area of all of the smaller squares. Demetrius in. 5. What is the total area of the figure? Is your answer reasonable? in. Lesson 0- Area of Triangles 53

10 6. REASONING If two triangles have an area of square feet, do they always have the same base and height? Use a model to explain your answer. WRITING IN 7. MATH Draw a triangle and label its base and height. Draw another triangle that has the same base, but a height twice that of the first triangle. Find the area of each triangle. Then write a ratio that expresses the area of the first triangle to the area of the second triangle. NYSMT PRACTICE 6.A.6, 6.G. 8. The table below shows the areas of a triangle where the height of the triangle stays the same but the base changes. Height (units) Areas of Triangles Base (units) Area (square units) _ _ 7 x? Which expression can be used to find the area of a triangle that has a height of 7 units and a base of x units? A 7x B 7x_ C 7 _ D x _ 9. Norma cut a triangle out of construction paper for an art project. h cm 3 cm The area of the triangle is 8.5 square centimeters. What is the height of the triangle? F 6.5 cm G 3 cm H 6 cm J 69 cm 30. Find the area of a parallelogram with base 5 inches and height 0 inches. (Lesson 0-3) 3. Find the circumference of a circle with a radius of 5 meters. Round to the nearest tenth. (Lesson 0-) 3. IDENTIFICATION Measure the length and width of a student ID card or library card to the nearest eighth inch. Then find the perimeter of the card. (Lessons -9 and 0-) 33. PREREQUISITE SKILL A bookstore arranges its best-seller books in the front window. In how many ways can four best-seller books be arranged in a row? Use the act it out strategy. (Lesson 5-3) 5 Chapter 0 Measurement: Perimeter, Area, and Volume

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