# How to find the width of a rectangle?

#### Understand the Problem

The question is asking for the method or formula to determine the width of a rectangle. This typically involves knowing the rectangle's area and length, as width can be calculated using the formula: width = area / length.

#### Answer

To find the width, use $W = \frac{A}{L}$
##### Answer for screen readers

To find the width of a rectangle, use the formula $W = \frac{A}{L}$, where $A$ is the area and $L$ is the length.

#### Steps to Solve

1. Identify Known Values

Determine the given values for the area of the rectangle and the length of one of its sides.

Let \text{Area} = A and \text{Length} = L.

1. Apply the Formula for Width

To find the width \text{W} of the rectangle, use the formula

$$W = \frac{A}{L}$$

1. Calculate the Width

Substitute the known values of \text{Area} and \text{Length} into the formula and compute the width. For example, if \text{Area} = 50 \text{square units} and \text{Length} = 10 \text{units}:

$$W = \frac{50}{10} = 5 \text{units}$$

To find the width of a rectangle, use the formula $W = \frac{A}{L}$, where $A$ is the area and $L$ is the length.

#### More Information

The concept of area is fundamental in understanding geometry and can be applied to different shapes, not just rectangles.

#### Tips

Common mistakes include using the wrong units or misinterpreting the formula. Always ensure that the area and length are in the same units before dividing.

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