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2-44.

Janine measured the sides of a rectangle and found that the sides were $12$ inches and $24$ inches. Howard measured the same rectangle and found that the sides were $1$ foot and $2$ feet. When their math teacher asked them for the area, Janine said $288$, and Howard said $2$. Why did they get two different numbers for the area of the same rectangle?

Think about the units that Janine and Howard used to measured this box. How are they different?