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Parallelogram

The sum of the two vectors MATH and MATH isMATH

Geometrically, the sum of two vectors is the diagonal of the parallelogram whose sides are generated by the two vectors.

The area of the parallelogram spanned by the vectors$\ $is equal to the cross product MATH.


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