# Thread: I need help please

1. ## I need help please

The length of a rectangle is 24 inches long and has an area of 768 sq inches. How do I find its width. Please explain to me in simple terms.

2. Hello,
Originally Posted by ladyk
The length of a rectangle is 24 inches long and has an area of 768 sq inches. How do I find its width. Please explain to me in simple terms.
remember the formula of the area of a rectangle ?

$\mathcal{A}\text{rea}=\text{width} * \text{length}$
You know the length to be 24 inches, and the area to be 768 sq inches.

The unknown is the width. Can you see a way to get it ?

3. Thank you so much. So basically I'm finding ? x 24=768 right?

4. Originally Posted by ladyk
Thank you so much. So basically I'm finding ? x 24=768 right?
Yup
(but you have to find x, do you agree ? sorry to ask this question, but I can't know what you've really understood )

5. x= 32