Area of Triangles and Rectangles


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1. Sergeant Ketchup's billiards room is 15 feet wide and 25 feet long. How many square feet is the room in total?

2. What is the area of the pictured triangle?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Shapes are everywhere. With this quiz and worksheet, you'll test your ability to calculate the area of some basic shapes. You will work through some real-world situations to accurately determine the area of triangles and rectangles.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this assessment, you will be tested on the formulas for the area of:

  • Rectangles
  • Oblique triangles
  • Right triangles

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz combo allows students to test the following skills:

  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve several practice problems
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the area of certain shapes
  • Distinguishing differences - identify the differences between different types of triangles

Additional Learning

To learn more about basic geometry formulas, review the accompanying lesson on Finding the Area of Triangles and Rectangles. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Calculate the area of a rectangle
  • Recognize the difference between oblique and right triangles
  • Calculate the area of oblique and right triangles