Do You Need Help Interpreting an Area Formula?
Area is the number of square units inside of a shape. The shape is two dimensional (like a floor, or a piece of carpet, or a piece of land).
Since the area is measuring the number of square units inside of the shape, the units must be written as squared units (ex: cm2).
Below you will find the area formula for several different geometric shapes. In addition to the formula, you will find an example. This will help you to better understand the formula.
Many of the area formulas require you to know the height of the shape. The height of the shape is always the distance from the top of the shape to the bottom. The height must be a straight, vertical line.
Keep this page handy as you study formulas and solve real world problems throughout your algebra studies!
Area of a Square
Area of a Rectangle
Area of a Parallelogram
Area of a Trapezoid
Area of a Triangle
Area of a Circle
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