The simplest (and most commonly used)

**area**calculations are for squares and rectangles. To find the**area**of a rectangle multiply its height by its width. For a square you only need to find the length of one of the sides (as each side is the same length) and then multiply this by itself to find the**area**.Considering this, what is the formula of finding the area of a rectangle?

**Area**is measured in square units such as square inches, square feet or square meters.

**To find the area of a rectangle**, multiply the length by the width. The

**formula**is: A = L * W where A is the

**area**, L is the length, W is the width, and * means multiply.

How do we calculate the area of a rectangle?

**Method 2**

**Find the Area of a Rectangle**

- Find the length of the rectangle. In most cases, you will be given the length, but if not, you can find it using a ruler.
- Find the width of the rectangle.
- Write the length and width next to each other.
- Multiply the length times the width.
- State your answer in square units.