Properties of Parallelograms — Practice Geometry Questions
In twodimensional geometry, a parallelogram is a quadrilateral (a foursided figure) with two pairs of congruent sides and two pairs of congruent angles. The following practice questions ask you to use the properties of parallelograms to find missing angles and variables.
Practice questions
In parallelogram MATH, diagonals
intersect at E. Use the figure and the given information to solve the following questions.

If AT = 2a + 3b, MH = 28, AM = 4a + b, and TH = 26, find the sum of a + b.

If
find the degree measure of
Answers and explanations

11
Opposite sides of a parallelogram are congruent. Therefore, AM = TH and AT = MH. Solve 4a + b = 26 for b:
Now plug the value of b into 2a + 3b = 28 and solve for a:
Plug in the value of a to find b:
Therefore, a + b = 5 + 6 = 11.

79 degrees
You know that
are vertical angles. Vertical angles are congruent, so
Therefore,
are supplementary angles, which means they add up to 180 degrees: