## Thinking Mathematically (6th Edition)

$32.5$ square feet
RECALL: The area $A$ of a rectangle can be found using the formula $A= lw$ where l = length and w = width. The given rectangle has a width of 5 ft and a length of 6.5 ft. Use the formula above to obtain: $A = 5(6.5) = 32.5$ square feet