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How to Find Area of a Rectangleor

# How to Find Area of a Rectangle

Rectangles, by definition, are closed shapes. So how do you find the area of a rectangle from scratch? Wish you had never asked. But now you know!

### Area

The area of any shape is the number of unit squares that can fit into it. Here "unit" refers to one (1) and a unit square is a square with a side of 1 unit. So, the area of a rectangle is the number of unit squares within the boundary of the rectangle. Alternatively, the space occupied within the perimeter of a rectangle is called the area of the rectangle. One good example of a rectangle shape is the square tiles of unit length in your house. You can easily figure out how much space the floor occupies by counting the number of tiles. This will also help you determine the area of the rectangular floor. The area can be defined as the amount of space covered by a flat surface of a particular shape. It is measured in terms of the "number of" square units (square centimeters, square inches, square feet, etc.) The area of a rectangle is the number of unit squares that can fit into a rectangle. Some examples of rectangular shapes are the flat surfaces of laptop monitors, blackboards, painting canvas, etc. You can use the formula of the area of a rectangle to find the space occupied by these objects. For example, let us consider a rectangle of length 4 inches and width 3 inches.

In geometry, area of rectangle is the region covered by the rectangle in a two-dimensional plane. A rectangle is a type of quadrilateral, a 2d shape that has four sides and four vertices. All the four angles of the rectangle are right angles or equal to 90 degrees. The opposite sides of the rectangle are equal and parallel to each other. To be noted, a parallelogram also has its opposite sides equal and parallel to each other but the angles are not equal to 90 degrees. (Source: byjus.com)

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