Area of Rectangle Formula

Area of Rectangle

Formula

Summary

The area of a rectangle is given by the width multiplied by the height.

Expression Description
The area of the rectangle.
The width of the rectangle.
The height of the rectangle.

Usage Notes

The Area of a rectangle is given by its width multiplied by its height. For example, the area of a rectangle with with a width of three units and a height of four units is equal to twelve units squared.

Examples

Area of 2 by 2 Rectangle
2 by 2 Rectangle

To calculate the area of a rectangle first you set up the equation, then substitute in the rectangle's width and height and multiply.

Steps
  1. Substitute the width and height of the rectangle into the formula.

  2. Evaluate multiplication.

  3. The area of the rectangle is 4 units squared.

Area of 3 by 4 Rectangle
Rectangle Width Three Height Four

To calculate the area of a rectangle first you set up the equation and then plug in the width and height.

Steps
  1. Substitute the width and height of the rectangle into the formula.

  2. Evaluate multiplication.

  3. The area of the rectangle is 12 units squared.

Area of 6 by 3 Rectangle
6 by 3 Rectangle

To calculate the area of a rectangle first you set up the equation and then plug in the width and height.

Steps
  1. Substitute the width and height of the rectangle into the formula.

  2. Evaluate multiplication.

  3. The area of the rectangle is 12 units squared.