# 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 (A) of a rectangle that is 5 feet wide and 7 feet long?

- A = 5 x 7
- A = 5 + 7
- A = (2 x 5) + (2 x 7)
- 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?

- Nothing. Sarah has enough information.
- Sarah needs to know if the rectangle is congruent.
- Sarah needs to know the width of the rectangle.
- 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

- 20 square inches.
- 9 square inches.
- 18 square inches.
- 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?

- Multiply 2 by 5, multiply 2 by 8, and find the sum of the products.
- Multiply 2 by 8, and 5 by 2, and find the sum of the products.
- Multiply 20 by 8, multiply 5 by 8, and find the sum of the products.
- 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?

- They are both equal
- Jhakia
- 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?

- Ted
- Molly
- 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?

- 35 feet
- 7 feet
- 6 feet
- 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?

- 30 square feet
- 15 square feet
- 36 square feet
- 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
- 17
- 34
- 72

10.

Helen's sandbox is 6 feet long and 5 feet wide. What is the area of the sandbox?

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