### Home > MC2 > Chapter 9 > Lesson 9.3.1 > Problem 9-81

9-81.

To find the area of a rectangle, multiply the length

by the width.

100 cm ( x cm ) = 500 cm^{2}

Solve for x.

See (a).

16.4 cm

Recall the properties of a square. All the side lengths must be equal.

Since one side is already given, we can conclude that the other side is also 8 cm.

See (b).