To find the area of a parallelogram, you can use the formula:

Area = base × height

Here's how you can find the area of a parallelogram:

1. **Measure the Base**: The base of a parallelogram is one of the sides. Measure the length of one of the sides that you've identified as the base.

2. **Measure the Height**: The height of a parallelogram is the perpendicular distance between the base and the opposite side. Measure this distance.

3. **Calculate the Area**: Once you have the measurements, simply multiply the length of the base by the height. This gives you the area of the parallelogram.

Example:

Let's say the base of the parallelogram is 8 units long, and the height is 5 units. To find the area:

Area = 8 units (base) × 5 units (height) = 40 square units

So, the area of the parallelogram in this example is 40 square units. Remember to include the appropriate units when expressing the area.