Lesson: Parallelograms in the Coordinate Plane

In this lesson, we will learn how to use the distance, slope, and midpoint formulas to determine whether a quadrilateral in the coordinate plane is a parallelogram.

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Worksheet: Parallelograms in the Coordinate Plane • 14 Questions • 1 Video

Q1:

The points 𝐾 ( 5 , 0 ) , 𝐿 ( 3 , 1 ) , 𝑀 ( 2 , 5 ) , and 𝑁 ( 4 , 6 ) are the vertices of quadrilateral 𝐾 𝐿 𝑀 𝑁 . Using the slope formula, is the quadrilateral a parallelogram?

Q2:

If 𝐴 𝐵 𝐶 𝐷 is a quadrilateral, 𝐴 = ( 2 , 1 7 ) , 𝐵 = ( 1 4 , 1 0 ) , 𝐶 = ( 1 , 7 ) , and 𝐷 = ( 1 3 , 2 0 ) , find the midpoint of 𝐴 𝐶 and 𝐵 𝐷 , then determine what type of figure 𝐴 𝐵 𝐶 𝐷 is.

Q3:

Where must the coordinates of point 𝐶 be so that 𝐴 𝐵 𝐶 𝐷 is a parallelogram? In that case, what is the area of the parallelogram?

Q4:

If 𝐴 𝐵 𝐶 𝐷 is a parallelogram, what can be said of the slope of line 𝐴 𝐵 ?

Q5:

𝐴 𝐵 𝐶 𝐷 is a parallelogram. The coordinates of the points 𝐴 , 𝐵 , and 𝐶 are ( 0 , 2 ) , ( 4 , 7 ) , and ( 6 , 3 ) respectively. Find the coordinates of 𝐷 .

Q6:

Suppose that 𝐴 = ( 3 , 9 , 9 ) and 𝐵 = ( 8 , 7 , 5 ) fix two sides of a parallelogram. What is the area of this parallelogram, to the nearest hundredth?

Q7:

Given that 𝐿 = ( 5 , 6 , 0 ) , 𝑀 = ( 2 , 7 , 8 ) , and 𝑁 = ( 2 , 6 , 4 ) , determine the area of the parallelogram 𝐿 𝑀 𝑁 𝐸 to the nearest hundredth.

Q8:

Determine, in square units, the area of the shown parallelogram.

Q9:

A parallelogram has vertices at the points 𝐴 , 𝐵 , 𝐶 , and 𝐷 with coordinates ( 1 , 1 ) , ( 1 , 3 ) , ( 3 , 1 ) , and ( 1 , 3 ) respectively.

Work out the perimeter of the parallelogram 𝐴 𝐵 𝐶 𝐷 . Give your solution to one decimal place.

By drawing a rectangle through the vertices of the parallelogram, or otherwise. Work out the area of the parallelogram 𝐴 𝐵 𝐶 𝐷 .

Q10:

Calculate, to two decimal places, the area of the parallelogram 𝑃 𝑄 𝑅 𝑆 , where the coordinates of its vertices are at 𝑃 ( 2 , 1 , 3 ) , 𝑄 ( 1 , 4 , 5 ) , 𝑅 ( 2 , 5 , 3 ) , and 𝑆 ( 3 , 2 , 1 ) .

Q11:

The points 𝐾 ( 5 , 1 ) , 𝐿 ( 1 , 0 ) , 𝑀 ( 3 , 2 ) , and 𝑁 ( 3 , 1 ) are the vertices of quadrilateral 𝐾 𝐿 𝑀 𝑁 . Using the slope formula, is the quadrilateral a parallelogram?

Q12:

Where must the coordinates of point 𝐶 be so that 𝐴 𝐵 𝐶 𝐷 is a parallelogram? In that case, what is the area of the parallelogram?

Q13:

Where must the coordinates of point 𝐶 be so that 𝐴 𝐵 𝐶 𝐷 is a parallelogram? In that case, what is the area of the parallelogram?

Q14:

If 𝐴 𝐵 𝐶 𝐷 is a quadrilateral, 𝐴 = ( 8 , 1 ) , 𝐵 = ( 8 , 4 ) , 𝐶 = ( 2 , 8 ) , and 𝐷 = ( 1 8 , 5 ) , find the midpoint of 𝐴 𝐶 and 𝐵 𝐷 , then determine what type of figure 𝐴 𝐵 𝐶 𝐷 is.

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