# What is the formula to find area?

the formula for the area of a square or rectangle is length times height

the formula for the area of a circle is pi times radius squared

the formula for the area of a triangle is half base times height

the formula for the area of a trapezoid is 1/2(top + bottom) times height

### Area of a square verse area of a rectangle?

The formula for the area of a square is simply L2 (sometimes referred to as s2 ) where L (s) is the length of one side. The formula for the area of a rectangle is LW, where L is the length and W is the width. The formula for the area of a rectangle can be used to find the area of a square, but the formula for the area of a square cannot be…