How Do You Find the Height of a Parallelogram?

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.

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Simplify

    Simplify 80 divided by 10 to find the height. The height in this example is equal to 8.