Area of a Rectangle Calculator

Welcome to our Area of a Rectangle Calculator page.

We explain how to find the area of a rectangle and provide a quick calculator to work it out for you, step-by-step.

There are also some worked examples and some worksheets for you to practice this skill.

Area of a Rectangle Calculator

This calculator finds the area of a rectangle when the side lengths are known.

Area of a Rectangle Calculator

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How the Calculator Works

  1. Choose the length and width of the rectangle: you can choose a whole number, decimal or fraction.
    • You can type a fraction by typing the numerator then '/' then the denominator.
    • You can type a mixed number by typing the whole-number part, then a space then the fraction part.
    • Examples: 2 1/2 (two and one-half); 3 4/5 (three and four-fifths); 7 1/3 (seven and one-third).
  2. Choose your units of measurement (default is none)
  3. Choose your desired accuracy (default is 2 decimal places)
  4. Click the Find Area button
  5. You will be shown the area as a decimal (and also a fraction if you typed the length as a fraction).

Area of a Rectangle Formula

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The formula for the area of a rectangle is: \[ A = l \cdot w \; \]

where l is the length and w is the width of the rectangle

Area of a Rectangle Examples

Area of a Rectangle Example 1

Find the area of the rectangle below.

area of a rectangle example 1

The length of rectangle is 12 cm and the width is 7 cm.

The area of a rectangle

\[ A = l \cdot w \; \] where l is the length and w is the width of the rectangle.

So if we substitute the values of the length and width into this equation, we get: \[ A = 12 \times 7 = 84 \]

The area of the rectangle is 84 cm2.



Area of a Rectangle Example 2

Find the area of the rectangle below.

area of a rectangle example 2

The length of rectangle is 2.4 m and the width is 0.7 m.

The area of a rectangle

\[ A = l \cdot w \; \] where l is the length and w is the width of the rectangle.

So if we substitute the values of the length and width into this equation, we get: \[ A = 2.4 \times 0.7 = 1.68 \]

The area of the rectangle is 1.68 m2.



Area of a Rectangle Example 3

Find the area of the rectangle below giving your answer as a mixed fraction.

area of a rectangle example 3

Although this shape is tilted, it is still a rectangle.

The length of rectangle is 3 ½ inches and the width is 8 ½ inches.

The area of a rectangle

\[ A = l \cdot w \; \] where l is the length and w is the width of the rectangle.

So if we substitute the values of the length and width into this equation, we get: \[ A = 3 {1 \over 2} \times 8 {1 \over 2} = {119 \over 4} = 29 {3 \over 4} \]

The area of the rectangle is 29 ¾ square inches.



Area of a Rectangle Example 4

Find the area of the rectangle below. Give your answer in cm2.

area of a rectangle example 4

The length of rectangle is 2.1 m and the width is 45 cm.

First we need to convert 2.1 m into cm so that both measurements have the same units of measure.

1 m = 100 cm so 2.1 m = 2.1 x 100 = 210 cm

The area of a rectangle

\[ A = l \cdot w \; \] where l is the length and w is the width of the rectangle.

So if we substitute the values of the length and width into this equation, we get: \[ A = 210 \times 45 = 9450 \]

The area of the rectangle is 9450 cm2.



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