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5-71.

Bianca is trying to find the area of this rectangle. She already measured one side as cm. Which other length(s) could she measure to use in her area calculation? Explain your reasoning.

A rectangle with bottom side labeled,10 cm, and top side, labeled, d. The right side is labeled, b. Line segment c goes from the 10 cm side, to the, d, side, and is perpendicular to the, d, side. Line segment, a, goes from the top left vertex, to the 10 cm side.

How do you find area of a rectangle?

If cm is the base of the rectangle, which lengths could be the height?
You might want to rotate your paper so that the placement of the rectangle is more familiar.

The base and height must be perpendicular.