# Finding the Area of a Rectangle

The area occupied by a rectangle within its boundary is called the area of the rectangle.

The formula of the area of a rectangle is used to find the area occupied by the rectangle within its boundary. In order to calculate the area of a rectangle, we use the following formula:

Area = Length x Width

For example, the area of the rectangle whose length is 3 inches and width is 2 inches is 6 square inches. We have 3 × 2 = 6. Again, the area of a rectangle is obtained by multiplying its length and width. Thus, the formula for the area, ‘A’ of a rectangle whose length and width are ‘l’ and ‘w’ is found by multiplying ‘l” by ‘w.’