ANSWERS: Formula: A = L x W

In words: Area = Length x Width

(1) A = L x W

A = 4 feet x 3 feet

A = 12 square feet

(2) A = L x W

A = 100 yards x 53 yards

A = 5,300 square yards

USING ONE UNIT ONLY

One thing to remember when solving area problems is that the linear units must

be the same for both the length and width.

For example, find the area if the sides of a rectangle are 2 feet and 3 feet, 6

inches. (DO NOT SOLVE. LOOK AT SOLUTION BELOW.)

SOLUTION:

Area = Length x Width

A = L x W

A = 3.5 feet x 2 feet

NOTE: 3 feet, 6 inches was

converted to 3.5 feet so

A = 7.0 square feet

that the units would be in

feet.

Solve this problem:

Find the area

A = L x W

(1) ____________square feet

(2) ____________square inches