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**Area of a Square and Rectangle | Class 7 Maths Perimeter and Area**

**Table of Contents**

- Area of a Square
- Area of a Rectangle
- Summary
- What’s Next?

In our previous segment of Class 8 Maths, we learnt about **Perimeter of a Square and a Triangle**. In this segment, we will learn about How to find the area of a square and rectangle.

## What is the Area of a square?

The Area of a square is equal to the square of the length of its side.

Consider a square whose sides are of length ‘S’.

Thus, the area of the square = ? × ? = ?^{2}. That is, the area of a square is (side of the square)2. For example,

Consider a square whose sides are 12 cm each. Then, the area of this square = ?^{2}

=12^{2}

=144??^{2}

Thus, the area of the square is144??^{2}.

## What is the Area of a rectangle?

The Area of the rectangle is the product of its length and breadth.

Consider a rectangle with length ‘L’ and breadth ‘B’ as shown in the figure.