What is the area of the quilt? Complete the explanation how you found your answer. There are 8 rows and 9 columns of squares, for a total of 72 squares. Each square represents square foot. So, the area of the quilt is square feet.
Given: 72 squares. Each square represents a square foot. 1 square foot. 8 rows = 8 feet 9 columns = 9 feet This forms a rectangle. Area of a rectangle is length times width A = 9 ft * 8 ft A = 72 ft² 1 square also has an area of 1 ft². So, 1 ft² times 72 squares = 72 ft²