Area of a Parallelogram
Compare the rectangle ABCD and the parallelogram EFGH. Grab and move the point B to change the base of the rectangle. Grab and move the point D to change the height of the rectangle. Grab the point E and drag it as far as you can to the right. What conclusion can you make about the area of a parallelogram when it has the same base and height as a rectangle? Verify your conjecture by using the translation slider.