# If a rectangle has a perimeter of 10 feet and is 2 feet wide, what's the area?

6 square feet

Explanation

To find area, multiply length times width (A = lw). To determine the length, subtract two times the width from the perimeter: 10 - 2(2) = 10 - 4 = 6. Then divide the remainder by 2 to determine the length of one side: 6 / 2 = 3. Then multiply length times width to determine the area: 3 feet * 2 feet = 6 square feet.