# Chapter 8 - Geometry - 8.4 Parallelograms and Trapezoids - 8.4 Exercises: 19

The total area of the quilt is 437.5 in$^{2}$.

#### Work Step by Step

First we must find the area of a single parallelogram. Area of a Parallelogram: Area = $b$$h Area = A Therefore: A = (5 in)(3.5 in) A = 17.5 in^{2} To find the area of all the parallelograms we must multiply by the number of parallelograms. Therefore: A$$_{Total}$ = (25)(17.5 in$^{2}$) $A$$_{Total}$ = 437.5 in$^{2}$

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