# The width of the first rectangular section is 12m, and the second is 16m. What is the area of the first section

**The width of the first rectangular section is 12m, and the second is 16m. What is the area of the first section, if the length of the sections is the same, and the area of the second is 288m.**

The area of a rectangle is equal to the product of its two unequal sides (length and width).

The area of the second rectangular section is 288 m ^ 2, and the width is 16 m.

Let’s find what the length of the second section is equal to:

16 * a = 288;

a = 288/16;

a = 18 m.

Since the length of the first rectangular section and the length of the second rectangular section are equal to each other, the length of the first section is also 18 m, and the width is 12 m (by condition).

Let’s find the area of the first rectangular section:

S = 18 * 12 = 216 (m ^ 2).

Answer: 216 m ^ 2.