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what is the area of a square is 6in. on all sides?

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The formula for the area of a square is (length x width) also denoted as base x height. A square specifically has all sides equal, as stated all four sides are 6 inches.
 
The area is calculated as 6 inches x 6 inches = 36 square inches = 36 in2
 
 
If you are dealing with a 3 dimensional cube the above applies as the area of 1 side. The formula would be length x width x 6 because a cube has a total of 6 sides. 
 
The area is calculated as 6 in x 6 in x 6 sides = 36 in2 x 6 = 216 in2
 
 
 
Hi Elaine;
If this is a two-dimensional square, then you multiply the length times the width.  Because it is a square, these are the same figure...
6 in x 6 in=36 inches-squared=36 in2
 
If this is a three-dimensional square, then you multiply the length times the width, times the height.  Because this is a square, these are the same figure...
6 in x 6 in x 6 in=216 inches cubed=216 in3
 
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