# C Program to Find Area of Parallelogram

In this post, we will learn how to find the area of a parallelogram using C Programming language.

A parallelogram is defined as a quadrilateral in which both pairs of opposite sides are parallel and equal.

The area of a parallelogram is the space enclosed between the four sides of a parallelogram.

• Area of Parallelogram = Base x Height

We will be using the above formula in our program to compute the area of parallelogram.

So, without further ado, let’s begin this tutorial.

Contents

## C Program to Find Area of Parallelogram

```// C Program to Find Area of Parallelogram
#include <stdio.h>
int main(){
int height, base;
long area;

printf("Enter the height of parallelogram: ");
scanf("%d", &height);
printf("Enter the base of parallelogram: ");
scanf("%d", &base);

// Calculating area
area = height * base;

// Displaying area
printf("Area of Parallelogram: %ld", area);
return 0;
}
```

Output

``````Enter the height of parallelogram: 4
Enter the base of parallelogram: 7
Area of Parallelogram: 28
``````

## How Does This Program Work ?

```    int height, base;
long area;
```

In this program, we have declared two int data type variables and one long data type variable.

```    // Asking for input
printf("Enter the height of parallelogram: ");
scanf("%d", &height);
printf("Enter the base of parallelogram: ");
scanf("%d", &base);
```

Then, the user is asked to enter the height and base of the parallelogram.

```    // Calculating area
area = height * base;
```

We calculate the area of parallelogram using the formula:

Area = Base x Height

```    // Displaying area
printf("Area of Parallelogram: %ld", area);
```

Finally, the result is displayed to the screen using printf() function.

## Conclusion

I hope after going through this post, you understand how to find the area of parallelogram using C Programming language.

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