Finding the area of a rectangle is an important ability that allows you to do things from completing geometry homework to planning home improvement projects. The area of a rectangle is the amount of space that a rectangle covers. You can find the area of a rectangle using a simple algebraic expression in which "L" x "W" = "X," with X as your variable, or answer.

- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy

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### Things you need

- Ruler or tape measure

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## Instructions

- 1
Measure the length of your rectangle. Use this measurement as L.

- 2
Measure the width of your rectangle. This measurement is W.

- 3
Set up your algebraic expression: L times W = X, or the area.

- 4
Solve your equation by multiplying L times W to find the area.

#### Tips and warnings

- Use a calculator as necessary.