which calculates the area of a parallelogram given the base in column B, the height in column C. In Excel, the same formula can be represented like this: So, for example, to calculate the area of a parallelogram where b is 5, and h is 4, you can use a formula like this: In the example shown, the goal is to calculate the area for eleven parallelograms using the base value in column B and the height value in column C. The formula in D5 is Because both cells are entered as relative references, as the formula is copied down the table, it calculates a different area at each new row.

### Dave Bruns

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