# Chapter 2 - Reasoning and Proof - 2-5 Reasoning in Algebra and Geometry - Practice and Problem-Solving Exercises - Page 119: 29

$58.5\ in^2$

#### Work Step by Step

To find the area of the page that will contain the essay, find the length and width of that portion of the page. Since there is a one inch margin on each side, reduce the length and width of the paper by 2 to find the length and width of the portion that will contain the essay. $l=11-2=9$ $w=8.5-2=6.5$ Compute the area using the formula for the area of a rectangle. $a=l\times w=9\times6.5=58.5$

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