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comment What's the difference between width and height?
Oh thank you. =) So the person who drew this diagram thought 6cm would be a feasible number to show an example with. I'd like to learn that formula but I'd probably drive myself crazy trying to figure out why it is what it is. If I keep up my studies I'm sure I'll understand.
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comment What's the difference between width and height?
@Kaster It could be 5cm or 7cm but the person which made this problem assumed 6cm is good average on end for this parellelogram. It's beginning to make a little more sense the more I think about it. 6cm was throwing me for a loop though!
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comment What's the difference between width and height?
Yes this is part of my question but I'm wondering how the actual height of this parallelogram is 6cm instead of 8cm? It's confusing because these terms can be used interchangly throughout math. How do you get 6cm from 8cm? Did the person who made the picture make that number up or is there some sort of calculation that makes 6?
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comment What's the difference between width and height?
@Kaster wouldn't it be 80cm squared then because height could be measured as the 10cm side now? Hmm but how do you know if the actual height of this parallelogram is 6cm? Did a person make this up or is there some kind of odd calculation to get 6cm from 8cm and 10cm? Thank you.
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comment What's the difference between width and height?
They're conufusing terms indeed. This is one reason why I wasn't able to learn basic geometry in high school. I could really never get past confusing termonology such as this. Unfortunately I don't know much about the Pythagoream Theorm except C^2 = A^2 + B^2. After I ponder on "what's the difference between width and height" for awhile I'll continue into more advanced studies such as this. In the image I posted, how is the width equal to 8cm while the height is only 6cm?
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comment What's the difference between width and height?
Yes but any parrallelogram can be made into a rectangle? So, A=l*w would apply in that case?
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