# Math Help - Find the area of the rectangle

1. ## Find the area of the rectangle

The width of a rectangle is (2x4)
in. The length of the rectangle is three times the width. Find the area of the rectangle in terms of the variable x.

i got 2(2x-4)+3x did i set it up right>

2. Originally Posted by Candy101
The width of a rectangle is (2x4)
in. The length of the rectangle is three times the width. Find the area of the rectangle in terms of the variable x.

i got 2(2x-4)+3x did i set it up right>
Last time I checked, the area of a rectangle was (length)(width).

3. its 3(2x-4)(2x-4)

12x^2-48x+48?
is this the correct way?

4. Originally Posted by Candy101
its 3(2x-4)(2x-4)

12x^2-48x+48?
is this the correct way?
Yes, although I wouldn't bother expanding unless the question specifically required it.