What is Rectangle?
A rectangle is a four sided polygon having the length of the opposite sides to be equal. It can also be described or termed as an equiangular quadrilateral since all of its angles are equal (360°/4 = 90°).
It can also be defined as a parallelogram containing opposite sides equal and parallel in it. A rectangle with four sides of equal length is a square.
What is Area of Rectangle?
The size of any object can be measured in many different ways. For instance, we all normally calculate how tall the building or the size of a swimming pool how deep it is.
Well, what is the area of a rectangular object, how to find out the area of rectangular?
The area of a rectangle is calculated in units by multiplying the width by the Length (or Height) of a rectangle. The Mathematical formula for calculating the area of a rectangle is mentioned below:
Area or Rectangle (A) = Length x Breadth
The area of a rectangle is calculated in the usual way once the Length and Width are known to us by simply multiplying them having square-unit dimension.
Let’s Work on Some more Examples:
Example 1: Find the area of the rectangle whose length is 15 cm and width is 4 cm ?
Length = 15 cm
Width = 4 cm
Area of a rectangle = Length × Width
15 × 4 = 60
So The area of rectangle = 60 cm2
Example 2: Find the area of a rectangular blackboard whose length and breadth are 120 cm and 100 cm respectively.
Length of the blackboard = 120 cm = 1.2 m
Breadth of the blackboard = 100 cm = 1 m
Area of the blackboard = area of a rectangle = length x breadth = 1.2 m x 1 m = 1.2 square-metres
Example 3: The length of a rectangular screen is 15 cm. Its area is 180 sq. cm. Find its width.
Area of the screen = 180 sq. cm.
Length of the screen = 15 cm
Area of a rectangle = length x width
So, width = area/length
Thus, width of the screen = 180/15 = 12 cm
Example 4: The length and breadth of a rectangular wall is 75 m and 32 m. What is the cost of painting it at the rate of Rs 3 per sq. m?
Length of the wall = 75 m
Breadth of the wall = 32 m
Area of the wall = length x breadth = 75 m x 32 m = 2400 sq. m
For 1 sq. m, the cost of painting = Rs 3
Thus, for 2400 sq. m, the cost of painting = 3 x 2400 = Rs 7200
Example 5: A yard’s floor which is 50 m long and 40 m wide is to be covered by rectangular tiles. The dimension of each tile is 1 m x 2 m. Find the number of tiles required to cover the floor.
Length of the floor = 50 m
Breadth of the floor = 40 m
Area of the floor = length x breadth = 50 m x 40 m = 2000 sq. m
Length of one tile = 2 m
Breadth of one tile = 1 m
Area of one tile = length x breadth = 2 m x 1 m = 2 sq. m
No. of tiles required = area of floor/area of a tile = 2000/2 = 1000 tiles