What is area
- Alex Pett
Humans have been interested in area for centuries. The Rhind Papyrus (a document of Egyptian mathematics) contains a number of problems concerning area. Most likely this would have been to teach people to calculate the value of land that they kept or farmed.
Area is the measurement of space contained within a 2-dimensional object, for instance a square.
In order to calculate an area we will always multiply a length by a length. For this reason the units are always .
Which of the following are measurements of area? (tick all that apply)