# Finding the Area of a Rectangle

The AREA is the space inside.

#### Think of an AREA RUG which covers a space. The LENGTH is the number of floor tiles covered in each row and the WIDTH is the number of rows of tiles. The AREA is the total number of square tiles covered.

 Find the area: Four squares in each row times three rows: 4 x 3 = 12 sq. cm. (square centimeters)

NOTE:   The area is always given in SQUARE UNITS (sq. in., or in2; sq. cm., or cm2; sq. ft., or ft2; sq. yd., or yd2; etc.) even when the space is not a square.

Which of these is the area of a room that is 6 feet wide and 8 feet long?   (Select the letter of your answer choice, then check below.)

A)   14 feet
B)   28 feet
C)   28 square feet
D)   48 feet
E)   48 square feet

##### Find the letter of the answer you chose above:

 A - You found half of the perimeter. B - You found the correct perimeter with the correct units. C - You found the perimeter but used square units. D - You found the area but forgot to use square units. E - You found the correct area and used the correct units.

 1)   Find the area of a porch that is 10 feet long and 8 feet wide. Click here to check answerThe area is 80 square feet. (click on the answer box to check your results)

2)   Tomi's yard is 30 feet long and 20 feet wide. Find the area.

A)   50 ft.
B)   100 ft.
C)   100 sq. ft.
D)   600 ft.
E)   600 sq. ft.

3)   Bishop County is 19 miles long and 11 miles wide. What is the area of the county in square miles?

A)   less than 40
B)   40 - 100
C)   100 - 160
D)   160 - 220
E)   more than 220