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# Area of a rectangle is equal to base x what?

Updated: 12/14/2022

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### Can you explain why the area of a triangle is 1 half base height while the area rectangle or a parallelogram is expressed as base height?

If you draw a diagonal in a rectangle you get two equal triangles, each half the area of the rectangle. Area of rectangle is base x height, so half of that is &frac12; x base x height. QED

### A rectangle has an area of 24cm and a height of 6cm What is the base?

4 cm Because area equal base x height 24/6=4

### What is the area of a rectangle that has a base of 2.25 and a height of 3.2?

Area of rectangle = Base x Height = 2.25 x 3.2 = 7.2 sq. units

### The base of a rectangle is 5y-3 the height is 11 what is the area of the rectangle?

Area = (base) x (height)= (5y - 3) x (11)= 55y - 33

base x height

### How do you get the area of rectangle?

lxb (length x base)

### If a rectangle has a base of 2 yd and height of 5 ft.Find the area of the rectangle?

A yard is equal to three feet, therefore two yards are equal to 2 x 3 = 6 feet.Given a base of 6 feet and a height of 5 feet, the area of the triangle will be 6 x 5 = 30 square feet.

### What formula should be used to find the area of a rectangle?

Base x height for the area oF a rectangle(sometimes written as length x width). 1/2 x base x height for a triangle.

### What is the area of a rectangle with a base of 10 and a height of 7?

The area of a rectangle is length x width. The area of a triangle is 1/2 base x height. If you mean a rectangle, the area is 70 square units. If you mean a triangle, the area is 35 square units.

Base x Height

### A rectangle and triangle have equal areas. The rectangle is 12 inches long and 8 inches wide. If the base of the triangle is 32 inches what is the length in inches of the altitude drawn to the base?

The altitude will be 6 inches in length. The area of the rectangle is length (l) times width (w) or l x w = 12 x 8 = 96 The area of a triangle is 1/2 the base (b) times the height (h), or altitude, and, because the area of the triangle is equal to the area of the rectangle, both will have an area of 96. For the triangle, 1/2 b x h = 1/2 x 32 x h = 96, and 16 x h = 96, and h = 6

### Why does multiplying length times width to find the area of rectangles work only for rectangles?

For a parallelogram, the area is base x altitude. The altitude is the vertical distance between the base and the side opposite of the base. In a rectangle, which is also a rectangle, the side adjacent to the base, is equal in length to the altitude, because it is perpendicular to the base.