Every two-dimensional figure has a length and a width. It is measured in square units such as square meters, centimetres and so on.
How to find the surface area of a rectangle?
You can use the following formula to find the area of a rectangle.
Step 1: Multiply the length by the width.
Step 2: L X W , where L is the length and W is the width.
A square which is also a type of rectangle with all equal sides.
How to find the area of a Square?
Step 1: Multiply the length by the length itself.
Step 2: L X L = L2, where L is the length of each side.
Examples of Surface area of a Rectangle
Question 1: Find the area of the rectangle if the length is 7 cm and the width is 5 cm.
Answer: The area of the rectangle is W X L
= 7 x 5 cm2
= 35 cm2
Question 2: Find the area of the square if each side of the square is 6 cm.
Answer: The area of the square is L X L
= 6 x 6 cm2
= 36 cm2