At a store, when a length is reported as x inches that means the length is at least x-0.5 inches and at most x+0.5 inches. Suppose the dimensions of a rectangular tile are reported as 2 inches by 3 inches. In square inches, what is the minimum area for the rectangle?

**Answer Choices**

A. 3.75

B. 4.5

C. 5

D. 6

E. 8.75