Video: Solving Word Problems About the Area of Shapes

The length of a rectangle is 9 cm and the width is 8 cm. What is the area of the rectangle?

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The length of a rectangle is nine centimeters and the width is eight centimeters. What is the area of the rectangle?

The area of a rectangle is found by multiplying length times width. The length of this rectangle is nine centimeters and the width is eight centimeters. We multiply nine centimeters by eight centimeters. Nine times eight is 72. And when we’re multiplying centimeters times centimeters, we say centimeters squared.

The area of this rectangle is 72 centimeters squared.

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