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Area of Rectangles Word Problems (Grade 4)

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Area of Rectangles Word Problems

1. 
Which equation can be used to calculate the area of a rectangle that is 5 feet wide and 7 feet long?
  1. A = 5 x 7
  2. A= 5 + 7
  3. A = (2 x 5) + (2 x 7)
  4. A = 5 + 7 + 5 + 7
2. 
Sarah wants to find the area of a rectangle. She knows the length of the rectangle is 9 inches. What else does she need to know?
  1. Nothing. Sarah has enough information.
  2. Sarah needs to know if the rectangle is congruent.
  3. Sarah needs to know the width of the rectangle.
  4. Sarah needs to know who drew the rectangle.
3. 
The area of a rectangle with a base of 4 inches and a width of 5 inches is:
  1. 20 square inches
  2. 9 square inches
  3. 18 square inches
  4. 10 square inches
4. 
Candace needs to determine the area of her playground. The playground is 25 feet long and 8 feet wide. Which statement explains how Candace can correctly calculate the area of her playground?
  1. Multiply 2 by 5, multiply 2 by 8, and find the sum of the products.
  2. Multiply 2 by 8, and 5 by 2, and find the sum of the products.
  3. Multiply 20 by 8, multiply 5 by 8, and find the sum of the products.
  4. Find the sum of 2 and 5 and multiply by 8, and find the sum of the products.
5. 
Jhakia and Modrez have a garden. Jhakia built a fence around her garden that was 6 feet wide and 10 feet long. Modrez built a fence for his garden that was 12 feet wide and 2 feet long. Who's garden has the greatest area?
  1. They are both equal
  2. Jhakia
  3. Mondrez
6. 
Molly and Ted built pens for their dogs. Molly made a pen 12 meters by 8 meters. Ted's pen is 15 meters by 6 meters. Who's pen has the greatest area?
  1. Ted
  2. Molly
  3. Both pens have the same area
7. 
Frank built a closet with an area of 42 feet. The closet is 7 feet wide. What is the length?
  1. 35 feet
  2. 7 feet
  3. 6 feet
  4. 49 feet
8. 
Wade wants to put sod (grass) in his backyard. The length of the yard is 12 feet and the width is 3 feet. How much sod will Wade need to cover the area of his backyard?
  1. 30 square feet
  2. 15 square feet
  3. 36 square feet
  4. 9 square feet
9. 
A swimming pool is 8 meters wide and 9 meters long. What is the area of the pool in square meters?
  1. 1
  2. 17
  3. 34
  4. 72
10. 
Helen's sandbox is 6 feet long and 5 feet wide. What is the area of the sandbox?



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