Draw the following:
A parallelogram OKAY where OK = 5.5 cm and KA = 4.2 cm.
Opposite sides of a parallelogram are equal and parallel to each other. The given parallelogram OKAY can be drawn as follows.
(1)A rough sketch of this parallelogram OKAY is drawn as follows.
(2) Draw a line segment OK of 5.5 cm and a ray at point K at a convenient angle.
(3) Draw a ray at point O parallel to the ray at K. As the vertices, A and Y, are 4.2 cm away from the vertices K and O respectively, cut line segments KA and OY, each of 4.2 cm, from these rays.
(4) Join Y to A.
OKAY is the required parallelogram.