skittles223 3 years ago What is the area in square inches of a rectangle that measures 4 ft by 3 ft ?

1. skittles223

step by step if someone could please

2. UnkleRhaukus

do you know how many inches are in a foot?

3. skittles223

12in

4. UnkleRhaukus

so what are the two dimensions of the rectangle in inches

5. skittles223

how do i figure that out

6. UnkleRhaukus

we know 1 ft = 12 in so 4 ft = 4x 12 in = _____ in & 3 ft = 3x 12 in = _____ in

7. skittles223

ok how do i find my answer

8. UnkleRhaukus

the area of the rectangle is the product of its dimensions

9. skittles223

yeah but i dont get it i dont get how i get my answer cause these are the answers they gave me to choose from

10. skittles223

a. 12 in^2 b. 24 in^2 c. 144 in^2 d. 1,728 in^2 e. None of the above

11. UnkleRhaukus

can you find $$4\times12=$$

12. skittles223

its is 1,728 in^2

13. skittles223

YEAH AND THATS 48 THEN 3 TIMES 12 IS 36 THEN YOU TIMES 48 AND 36 AND YOU GET 1,728in ^2

14. Rosh007

exactly.. you got it... :)

15. UnkleRhaukus

yeah thats all there is to it