# Area of a Square or a Rectangle

Area of a plane figure is the measure of space inside the figure and is two dimensional.

It is measured in square units like square inches, square feet, square centimeters or square meters.

**Formula**

If the side of a square is *s*, the area of the square is given by *s*^{2}

**Formula**

If the length and width of a rectangle are *l* and *w*, then its area

= *l* × *w*

If the side of a square is 5 m, find the area of the square

### Solution

**Step 1:**

The side of the square = 5 m

**Step 2:**

Then area of the square

(5m)^{2} = 25 m^{2}

If the length and width of a rectangle are 8 cm and 4 cm, then find its area.

### Solution

**Step 1:**

The length = 8 cm and the width = 4 cm of the rectangle.

**Step 2:**

Then its area

= 8 × 4 = 32 square cm

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