**The area of the parallelogram PQRS is 50 cm** ^{ 2 } **. Find the distance between the parallel sides PQ and SR, if the length of the side PQ is 6 cm.**

area of the parallelogram = base * vertical height

let us draw a perpendicular R to PQ, let it intersect extended PQ at M.

RM is the distance between the parallel sides PQ and SR.

area of PQRS=PQ*RM=6*RM=50

therefore RM=50/6=25/3 cm.=8.33 cm.

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