Science:Math Exam Resources/Courses/MATH152/April 2016/Question A 14
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Question A 14 

Find the area of the parallelogram with vertices at , , , and . 
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Hint 

The area of a parallelogram is equal to the determinant of the 2×2 matrix formed by the column vectors representing two sides of the parallelogram. 
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Solution 

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Please rate my easiness! It's quick and helps everyone guide their studies. Let and . These two vectors are two sides of the parallelogram. The area of a parallelogram is equal to the determinant of the 2×2 matrix formed by the column vectors representing component vectors:

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