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the parallelogram shown below has an area of 24 unit squared or square units find the missing height so here is the parallelogram this side has length 6 this side has length 5 and we want to find the missing height and they gave us the area so pause this video and see if you can figure it out on your own well the key to solving this is to realize how the area relates to a base and the height an area of a parallelogram area of a parallelogram is going to be equal to the base times the height now what's the base in this scenario well you could view this length right over here as the base which is also going to be the same as that length then a parallelogram opposite sides have the same length but parallel sides have the same length so this is going to be 6 so our base is going to be 6 and our height is what we want to figure out so that I will just write as this is the H that we're trying to figure out and we know the area the area is 24 square units so there we go we have 24 is equal to 6 is equal to 6 times the height so 6 times what is equal to 24 well 6 times 4 is equal to 24 so we know that H is going to be equal to 4 units H is equal to 4 units