## Find the area of a rectangle

The area of a rectangle can be determined by multiplying the width times the height.

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If a rectangle has a base (or width) 10 inches and a height of 6 inches, its area is 10 x 6 = 60 square inches.

*See example (image on the left) of finding a measured kitchen area on a floor plan*

1. Find the measurement of the width of the rectangle (13′ or 13 feet).

2. Find the height of the rectangle (18′ or 18 feet).

3. To find the area of a rectangle you multiply the base times the height.

13′ x 18′ = 234 Square Feet or 234 Sq. Ft.

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