# A rectangle has an area of 193.2 square feet and a height of 12 feet. What is the length of the base?

Nov 23, 2016

The length of the base is 16.1 feet.

#### Explanation:

The formula for the area of a rectangle is:

$A = h \cdot b$ where $A$ is the area, $h$ is the length of the height and $b$ is the length of the base.

In this problem we are told $A$ = 193.2 and $h$ = 12.

Substitute these values into the equation and solve for $b$:

$193.2 = 12 \cdot b$

$\frac{193.2}{12} = \frac{12 \cdot b}{12}$

$16.1 = \frac{\cancel{12} \cdot b}{\cancel{12}}$

$b = 16.1$