Geometry: Common Core (15th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0133281159
ISBN 13: 978-0-13328-115-6

Chapter 10 - Area - 10-1 Areas of Parallelograms and Triangles - Practice and Problem-Solving Exercises: 18

Answer

4 inches

Work Step by Step

The equation for the area of a parallelogram is bh. The area and height are provided, so the length of the base can be found by working backwards: A = bh 24 = b(6) (Divide both sides by 6 to isolate b.) $\frac{24}{6}$ = b$\frac{6}{6}$ 4 = b The length of the base is 4 inches.
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