To find the height of a parallelogram, use the formula "base times height equals area." Divide both sides of the equation by the base to find the height. Height is equal to the area divided by base.
- Identify the known and unknown variables
Look to the equation to identify the known and unknown variables. In this case, the height is the unknown variable.
- Substitute known values into the equation
In this example, the area of the parallelogram is 80 and the base is 10. The equation is now: height equals 80 divided by 10.
Simplify 80 divided by 10 to find the height. The height in this example is equal to 8.