Area of a Rectangle

# Area of a Rectangle

GCSE(F),

The area of a rectangle is given by:

A = bh

where A is the area, b = base length and h is the height.

A rectangle that is 8 units along its base length, and 4 units high, has an area of 32 units square.

Note that the area units are squared: for example, a rectangle of 5 cm x 3 cm has an area of 15 cm2

## Examples

1. What is the area of a rectangle with a base length of 15.5 cm and a height of 4 cm?