A galaxy contains a parallelogram-shaped dust field. The dust field has a base of 150 miles. The height is 14% of the base. What is the area of the dust field?

A galaxy contains a parallelogram-shaped dust field. The dust field has a base of 150 miles. The height is 14% of the base. What is the area of the dust field?

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asked 2021-01-28
A galaxy contains a parallelogram-shaped dust field. The dust field has a base of 150 miles. The height is 14% of the base. What is the area of the dust field?

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The area of a parallelogram is:
From the given, b=150 miles and \(\displaystyle{h}={0.14}{\left({150}\right)}={21}\) miles. Hence,

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