SSAT Elementary Level Math : How to find the area of a square

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Example Question #1 : How To Find The Area Of A Square

What is the area of a square with sides 13 inches long?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

The area of a square can be found by multiplying the length of a side by itself:

Example Question #1 : How To Find The Area Of A Square

What is the area of a square that has a side measuring 1 inch in length? 

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

A square has four equal sides. The area of a square is found by the equation 

Example Question #1 : How To Find The Area Of A Square

What is the area of a square that has a side measuring 3 inches in length? 

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

A square has four equal sides. The area of a square is found by the equation .

Example Question #2 : How To Find The Area Of A Square

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What is the area of the square?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

To find the area of a square, multiply one side by itself. 

Example Question #1 : How To Find The Area Of A Square

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What is the area of the square?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

The area of a square is equal to the length of one side multiplied by itself. 

Example Question #6 : How To Find The Area Of A Square

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What is the area of the square?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

To find the area of a square, simply multiply the length of one side by itself!

Example Question #7 : How To Find The Area Of A Square

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What is the area of the square?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

To find the area of this square, simply square the side length:

Example Question #3 : How To Find The Area Of A Square

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What is the area of the above square?

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

To find the area of the square, multiply the length of one side () by itself.

Example Question #3 : How To Find The Area Of A Square

What is the AREA of the square in the figure?Screen_shot_2014-01-31_at_3.53.52_pm

Possible Answers:

40 cm

100 cm

20 cm

1,000 cm

10 cm

Correct answer:

100 cm

Explanation:

Because the question asks you to find the AREA of the square, you are looking to figure out how much space the square covers. You find the area of squares by multiplying the length of the square times the width. So , or  

Therefore the correct answer is 100 cm.

Example Question #4 : How To Find The Area Of A Square

A square has a perimeter of  units. What is the area of the square?

Possible Answers:

 units squared

 units squared

 units squared

 units squared

 units squared

Correct answer:

 units squared

Explanation:

Since a square has four sides of the same length, you can divide its perimeter by  to figure out the length of one of its sides:  units. The area of a square can be calculated by multiplying two of its sides together, so the area of this square is  units squared, because .

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