# The area of a rectangle is $$144 in^{2}$$ . If the length of the rectangle is 16 in., what is its width?

9 in.

Explanation

The area of a rectangle $$=\text { length } \times \text { width }$$. So the width of a rectangle = area / length. The width of the given rectangle $$=144 \mathrm{in}^{2} / 16 \mathrm{in}=9 \mathrm{in}$$.