Measuring the Area of a Rectangle: Formula & Examples


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What must a rectangle have to make it a rectangle?

A: Four sides

B: Four right angles

C: Four equal sides

D: Four equal angles

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1. What is the area of a rectangle whose length is 4 inches and whose width is 3 inches?

2. What is the area of a rectangle whose measurements are 6 meters by 9 meters?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Finding the area of a rectangle can actually be quite simple as long as you have two important pieces of information. This quiz will have you recall facts about rectangles, and then actually calculate area.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This rectangle quiz is here for you to test your ability to:

  • Understand what a rectangle needs to be considered a rectangle
  • Find the area of a rectangle when given the length and width

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw from the most relevant information from the lesson on finding a rectangle's area
  • Problem solving - use this information to calculate the area of given rectangles
  • Information recall - remember what you've learned about how to find the area of a rectangle
  • Knowledge application - use this information to successfully answer questions about rectangles and area

Additional Learning

If you want to know more, the lesson Measuring the Area of a Rectangle: Formula & Examples covers the following objectives:

  • Provide the formula for finding the area of rectangles
  • Apply the formula to finding square footage
  • Explain how this can have real world applications