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Area Of A Rectangle

Introduction

A rectangle is a four-sided polygon with two pairs of parallel sides. The angles between each of the sides are all right angles. A square is a type of rectangle that has four sides of the same length.

Terms

Area - A quantity that expresses the extent of a two-dimensional shape.
Square - A polygon with four equal straight sides and four right angles.
Rectangle - A polygon with four straight sides and four right angles, esp one with unequal adjacent sides.
Right Angle - An angle of 90 degrees.

Lesson

Area of a Rectangle Formula

where a and b are the lengths of the sides of the rectangle.

If a rectangle has sides of length 4 and 5, for example, the area is

Examples

Area of a Rectangle

Find the area of the rectangle

Area of a Rectangle (w/ Decimals)

Find the area of the rectangle

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