Samantha bought a new aquarium that measured 36 inches long, 18 inches wide, and 17 inches high.
What is the area of the aquarium's base?

**Lesson Steps**:

You have to do 36x18. Ignore the 17 inches.

A = l x w

A = 36 x 18

A = 648

The 17 inches is the height, which is what you need for volume, not area.

**Answer**:

The answer is 648 inchesĀ².

**Grade**: 5

**Level**: Primary

**Subject**: Math

**Topic**: Word problem solving