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Do you mean that the length of the side going up is 8 units and the length of the side going to the right is 8 units?

If that is the case and the shape you have is a rectangle, then the are is just base times height.

The base is 6 and the height is 8.

6 times 8 is 48. So the area is 48 square units.

hectictar
Mar 3, 2017