# SSAT Middle Level Math : How to find the area of a rectangle

## Example Questions

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### Example Question #41 : How To Find The Area Of A Rectangle Refer to the above figures. The square at left has area 160. Give the area of the rectangle at right.     Explanation:

The area of the square, whose sides have length , is the square of this sidelength, which is . The area of the rectangle is the product of the lengths of its sides; this is The square and the rectangle have the same area, so the correct response is 160.

### Example Question #42 : How To Find The Area Of A Rectangle Figure NOT drawn to scale.

Figure 1 and Figure 2 have the same area. The shaded portion of Figure 1 has area 64. What is the area of the shaded portion of Figure 2?     Figure 1 is a rectangle divided into 24 squares of equal size; 3 of the squares are shaded, which means that of Figure 1 is shaded.
Figure 2 is a circle  divided into 8 sectors of equal size; 1 is shaded, which means that of Figure 2 is shaded. 