The Singing Hedgehog Guide to:
Area - Rectangles

        The area of any shape is found by creating a suitable rectangle.
        [This is even true for circles!]

        To work out the area of a rectangle we use a simple formula:

area = base x height

        So for this rectangle:


        area = 8 x 4 = 32 cm²

        [don't forget area will always be in SQUARE units]

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