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Draw a rectangle with an area of square units and whole-number dimensions.

Remember that the area of a rectangle is equal to length times width.
Try using division to find possible dimensions of a rectangle with the area of 52 square units.


  1. Find the perimeter of your rectangle. Label the length and width on your drawing.

    The perimeter of a rectangle is the distance around it.
    Find the sum of all of the sides and you will have found the perimeter.
    There are many possible rectangles.

  2. Is there only one rectangle that you can draw? If not, draw another rectangle and find the perimeter, length, and width.

    As you can see above, there are three possible rectangles.
    Be sure your drawings are neat and don't forget to find their perimeters, lengths, and widths!