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

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for SSAT Elementary Level Math

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Example Questions

Example Question #11 : Quadrilaterals

Find the area of a square with a side of .

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

Write the formula for area of a square.

Substitute the side length.

Example Question #12 : Quadrilaterals

What is the area of a square with the length of ?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

Write the formula for area of a square.

Plug in the side length.

Example Question #13 : Quadrilaterals

Find the area of a square whose side length is 4.

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

To solve for area, simply use the formula for finding area of a square.

Example Question #14 : Quadrilaterals

Find the area of a square with side length 3.

Possible Answers:

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

To find the area of a rectangle, simply use the formula below:

Example Question #15 : Quadrilaterals

Find the area of a square whose side length is 7.

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

To solve, simply use the formula for the area of a square. Thus,

where s=side length.

Example Question #16 : Quadrilaterals

Find the area of a square whose side length is 0.1.

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

To solve, simply use the formula for the area of a square below.

Thus,

Example Question #17 : Quadrilaterals

Why is this shape a square?

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Possible Answers:

Because it has  equal sides

Because its color is blue

Because it is big

Because it has  equal sides

Because it has  unequal sides 

Correct answer:

Because it has  equal sides

Explanation:

A square has 4 equal sides.

Example Question #18 : Quadrilaterals

If a square has one side of , what is the area of the whole square?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

To find the area of a square, you square the length of its sides or multiply it by itself.  

Since the length is , the answer would be .

Remember area always has square units.

Example Question #11 : How To Find The Area Of A Square

Find the area of a square with side length 9.

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

To solve, simply use the formula for the area of a square. Thus,

As similarly stated in a prior problem in this set, if it helps you to envision smaller squares and adding them up for volume, thats perfectly ok! Some students also find success in knowing that area is two dimensions, and so you must multiply two variables together, in this case squaring the s.

Example Question #20 : Quadrilaterals

Find the area of a square with side length 4.

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

To solve, simply use the formula for the area of a square. Thus,

If you have trouble remembering the formula, draw out a picture to help understand what you are looking for. Add up all of the internal squares and you should come up with 16 as well.

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