# The area of the rectangle is 7200 dm2 in length 6 m. how many meters is the width of this rectangle less than its length?

January 18, 2021 | education

| Answer: the width of the rectangle is 2 times less than the length.

Let’s translate the area of a rectangle from dm² to m ². To do this, consider a 1 m² square.

The side length of this square will be 1 m or 10 dm. We calculate the area in dm² by multiplying the side length in dm by itself:

10 * 10 = 100 dm².

1 m² = 100 dm².

Means:

7200 dm² = 7200/100 = 72 m².

If we divide the area value by the length of one of the sides, then we find out the length of the second side:

72/6 = 12 m.

The larger side of the rectangle is usually called the length, the smaller – the width.

We divide the larger value of the side length by the smaller one and get the answer to the problem question:

12/6 = 2.