# If a rectangle measures 8 feet on the short side and 9.8 feet on the long side.What is the area of the rectangle in square feet?

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Apr 20, 2018

#### Explanation:

Multiply the length and width of the rectangle to find its area:

Remember your units!

Apr 20, 2018

If the decimal is giving you a problem consider this approach.

#### Explanation:

We have:

But 9.8 is the same as

So re-write as:

Now we multiply by