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    Why is the Area of a Rectangle A=2lw?

    I keep coming across this and I have tried to derive this on my own, I am Stumpt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slip View Post
    I keep coming across this and I have tried to derive this on my own, I am Stumpt.
    the area of a rectangle isn't 2lw, it is lw. think of dividing the rectangle into little squares.
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