The area of a rectangular parking lot is 8811 meters squared and the length is 99 meters, what is...

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The area of a rectangular parking lot is 8811 meters squared and the length is 99 meters, what is the width?

The Area of a Rectangle:

A rectangle is a flat geometrical figure that has two pairs of opposite and parallel sides. An example of a rectangle is a football pitch. The area of a rectangle is the amount of space covered by the figure. This area is calculated as {eq}A = l\times w {/eq}.

Answer and Explanation:


The area of a rectangle is given by:

  • {eq}A = l\times w {/eq}

where {eq}l {/eq} is the length and {eq}w {/eq} is the width of the rectangle.

If the area of the rectangle in our question is {eq}8,811\; \rm m^2 {/eq} and its length is {eq}l = 99\; \rm m {/eq}, then:

  • {eq}8,811 = 99\times w {/eq}

Solving for {eq}w {/eq}:

  • {eq}w = \dfrac{8,811}{99} {/eq}
  • {eq}\boxed{\color{blue}{w = 89\; \rm m}} {/eq}

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Measuring the Area of a Rectangle: Formula & Examples

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